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Very rare GEC "Osglim" lamps spotted on TV (not my picture!)

Very rare GEC "Osglim" lamps spotted on TV (not my picture!)

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Yesterday I was watching a science documentary, my heart skipped a beat when I saw this setup, complete with lamps from Osram - GEC's very rare "Osglim" letter series (along with a more common beehive type)! I found the program again today and made a screenshot, I don't like taking other people's pictures but I felt this needed sharing. This strange equipment was used by Ernest Rutherford, who was the man who made the discovery of the structure of the atom (my knowledge is a little rusty here!) - On a side note, one only wonders how many complete A-Z and 1-9 sets can be made from these Osglim lamps scattered across the world. I know a few collectors have some letters and probably some museums etc. also do, these are the first number versions I've seen existing! The examples here are a "2" and a "4" (best picture I could get unfortunately).

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Manufacturer:Osram - GEC
Model Reference:Osglim (Beehive, 2, 4)
Lamp
Lamp Type:Neon glow lamp
Filament/Radiator Type:Electrodes
Base:B22
Shape/Finish:Standard
Service Life:Long
Fixture
Location:Museum?
Electrical
Wattage:5w
Voltage:240v
Physical/Production
Factory Location:England
Fabrication Date:20s - 30s
Application/Use:Nightlights, etc. (beehive), signage/displays (letters), in this case scientifical

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Jun 02, 2020 at 06:09 AM Author: Lampje
Nice screen shot.

I have some with a character and can spell the word "Energie" (Energy in English)
These are made by Osram and I think I have one Neglim to.
But you won't find them so easy.
There are more members on the Lighting Gallery with some of these lamps.
Maybe we can spell the alphabet together
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Jun 02, 2020 at 06:22 AM Author: sox35
Amazing, what a wonderful picture, I wish I could find some of these lamps. I had a beehive one many years ago but it got broken

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Jun 03, 2020 at 10:54 AM Author: James
Very interesting, thanks for posting! What was the name of the TV programme?
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Jun 03, 2020 at 10:54 AM Author: James
Very interesting, thanks for posting! What was the name of the TV programme?
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Jun 03, 2020 at 11:09 AM Author: LAllenLighting
"Chemistry: A Volatile History". These were seen in episode 3.
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Jun 03, 2020 at 11:36 AM Author: sox35
What channel and is it available online..?

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Jun 03, 2020 at 11:44 AM Author: LAllenLighting
It's a BBC programme, I watched it on BBC IPlayer. It doesn't really talk about lamps in any of the episodes... These neons were only in the frame for a couple of seconds - hence the one on the right being obstructed by a glass object.
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Jun 03, 2020 at 11:50 AM Author: sox35
Ok, I'll look it up, thanks. Should still be an interesting programme, it'll take our minds off current events

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Jun 03, 2020 at 12:06 PM Author: LAllenLighting
It was an interesting watch!
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Jun 03, 2020 at 12:10 PM Author: Binarix128
In the thumbnail these looks like colding down metal halides!

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