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Swiss Helvetia Train or Tram Lamp

Swiss Helvetia Train or Tram Lamp

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This unusually branded Swiss lamp is believed to be for train or tram interior use due to its neckless "S" shaped bulb and 110 volt rating.

As far as I am aware, this is the first time this brand has appeared on Lighting Gallery as a search for "Helvetia" returned no results...not even any posted by our Swiss members. The plant location is sought for this one if anybody knows.

The etch is very plain, just the word, "Helvetia" in an unusual font and the words, "standard" in an arc above and below in a smaller, plainer font. The power and voltage ratings are inked into the base rim and there are no other date/plant codes visible anywhere on the bulb, base or press.

The packet is equally plain, with the same artwork on all four pannels, nothing on the interlocking bottom and the lid artwork is depicted.

There is some curiosity as to the significance of a moth depicted above the lamp motif in the packet artwork.

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Light Information

Light Information

Manufacturer:Brand, Helvetia, Plant, Unknown, Manufacturer, Unknown
Model Reference:None as Such.
Lamp Type:Incandescent.
Filament/Radiator Type:Tungsten Filament.
Base:E27x30 Unplated Brass
Shape/Finish:S-65 x95 Internally HF Etched
Service Life:Unknown, but suspect 1000h
Lumen Output:Unknown, but suspect around 2600
Color Temperature:2700K
Color Rendering Index:100
Dimensions:65mm dia, 95mm tall
Factory Location:Somewhere in Switzerland
Fabrication Date:c1955 from the box artwork and general lamp features
Application/Use:Train car or Tram interior lighting.

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Oct 14, 2020 at 07:30 AM Author: rjluna2
Looks like Coiled C-9 with 3-support filament construction here, Andrew

Pretty, please no more Chinese failure.

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