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Westinghouse F30T8/CW

Westinghouse F30T8/CW

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Another estate sale find, and first Westy inside etched F30T8 I've found since I first started collecting!

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Mar 14, 2012 at 12:30 PM Author: DieselNut
WOW!! Inside etch is rare for Westinghouse tubes!

Preheat Fluorescents forever!
I love diesel engines, rural/farm life and vintage lighting!

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Mar 16, 2012 at 12:44 PM Author: jercar954
Typical blackening pattern of an early 60's Westy lamp.

@Dieselnut. Actually, inside etches are not rare with Westinghouse at all. They started using outside etches around 1967. Sylvania was the first to use an outside etch beginning in the late 40's.
GE started using outside etches first at the Circleville plant in the very early 70's. Then all their other plants followed suit in the later 70's. I have some Bucyrus-made F15T12-CW lamps from 1984 that are inside etchers. I've noticed that the F15T8 lamps made in Bucyrus were the last have an outside etch starting in the later 80's. Sadly, some of these lamps are made in Indonesia and the only value the have to a collector is to the garbage collector.

Preheat and T-12 fluorescents forever! Down with LED's and instant start T-8 fluorescents.

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Mar 16, 2012 at 01:59 PM Author: Powell
Mine is daylight and likely close to EOL. I will have to put it on the ballast I use for killing the 15 watt lamps, a solid state ballast that should run it correctly and get pictures of the end blackening and post it.

NNNN!

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