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Oldest lamp I own!

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Oldest blacklight I own! Made in 1951!

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Manufacturer:General Electric
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Lamp Type:Fluorescent
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Fabrication Date:1951

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Aug 24, 2018 at 05:38 PM Author: F96T12 DD VHO
Is my F40 CW made in the same year as yours, considering the etch looks the same?

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Aug 24, 2018 at 05:39 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
@F96: You're bulb has the 80's-90's etching.

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

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Aug 24, 2018 at 05:42 PM Author: F96T12 DD VHO

@F96: You're bulb has the 80's-90's etching.

Ah, thanks.
I thought it was older.

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Aug 24, 2018 at 09:26 PM Author: DimBulb
Nice!!!!! I only have one 40w BLB and it's not that old!

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Aug 24, 2018 at 10:34 PM Author: Silverliner
More than happy to have dated your oldie but goodie! Very rare, that’s for sure!

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Aug 24, 2018 at 11:26 PM Author: jercar954
Looks like it was made 10/70 at the Nela Park plant. I doubt it's 50s due to the solid brass pins. A lamp made in 1950 would have solder dipped pins and would not have the alignment nib on the end cap.

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Aug 24, 2018 at 11:27 PM Author: Silverliner
But no ordering code?

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Aug 25, 2018 at 06:57 AM Author: RCM442
So which is it?

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Aug 25, 2018 at 12:18 PM Author: Silverliner
I have a GE F15T8/BLB from 1961, and yes it has the ordering code. So yours has to be older lol. I think GE went to solderless pins at some point in the 50s.

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Aug 25, 2018 at 04:58 PM Author: jercar954
If you look at the etch, you can see what looks like a smeared "F" before the "40" below the "G" in General Electric. I have a F15T8.BLB from 1971 from the Nela Park plant which has a similar two line etch (not the three line) from 1971 which is when I bought it.

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Aug 25, 2018 at 05:11 PM Author: RCM442
Perhaps I need to get a better view of it.

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Aug 25, 2018 at 06:45 PM Author: Lightingguy1994
Very nice score

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Wow!
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Aug 25, 2018 at 10:10 PM Author: DieselNut
Nice old one regardless. Does it still work?

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Aug 26, 2018 at 01:49 PM Author: socketgeek63
That's an old one!

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Jun 02, 2020 at 11:22 PM Author: Binarix128
Nice and quite old! My oldest is from 1955

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