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GEC 175w MBTW/V Self Ballasted Mercury blacklight lamps

GEC 175w MBTW/V Self Ballasted Mercury blacklight lamps

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After losing an Ebay auction for one a couple of months back (that sold for £18 plus postage, it had no box), I was looking at newly listed items and found this pair for 11.50 including post! I really pleased with these lamps and they look very cool when lit!

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Light Information

Manufacturer:GEC
Model Reference:MBTW/V
Lamp
Lamp Type:Self - ballasted mercury lamp
Filament/Radiator Type:Filament/Arc Tube
Base:E27
Shape/Finish:Long - necked Pear
Fixture
Ballast Type:Filament
Location:Personal Collection
Electrical
Wattage:175w
Voltage:220-250v
Physical/Production
Factory Location:England
Fabrication Date:Jan. 1981 (left), July 1975 (right)
Application/Use:Special effects

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Jul 23, 2020 at 01:20 PM Author: James
Strangely one of them is marked MBTW, and the other incorrectly as MBWT. The “Dual” name is also rather old, and dates back to the MAT lamps of the 1930s. Later GEC marked them as “Black Magic”.
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Jul 23, 2020 at 01:36 PM Author: LAllenLighting
That is very odd, I hadn't noticed it until you pointed it out. Funny that it's the later example as well.
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Jul 23, 2020 at 01:48 PM Author: Andy
A superb find at a real bargain price!

I'm always interested in exchanging lamps - message me to see what we can do! Smiley

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Jul 23, 2020 at 02:56 PM Author: LAllenLighting
Thanks Andy!
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Jul 24, 2020 at 02:08 AM Author: fluorescent lover 40
A bargain you got for these cool old lamps!

Good quality things are awesome. Cheaply made things are not.

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Jul 24, 2020 at 02:37 AM Author: LAllenLighting
Thanks, I could hardly believe it when I found them on Ebay!
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