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I picked these 4 bulbs up at an estate sale today. Three work, but one of the Sylvania tubes is dead. The two Sylvania bulbs were with a vintage fixture I also found there and bought. The fixture had newer bulbs in it, so I assume these were in the fixture previously.

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Westinghouse OV-25s at sunset.


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Nov 18, 2018 at 09:25 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Nice finds! The Sylvanias are 4/72, made at the Versailles, KY plant, the Sears lamp is made by Westinghouse in the 70's in Salina, KS plant, and the Mainlighter was made in the 70's in the Jackson, MS plant.

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

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Nov 18, 2018 at 09:27 PM Author: ace100w120v
Very nice! I've got a Mainlighter like that somewhere.
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Nov 18, 2018 at 09:46 PM Author: Bluesvan
Thanks for the info and bulb age. I thought the Sears bulb looked like Westinghouse. I went to the estate sale for the light. The bulbs were an extra find.
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Nov 18, 2018 at 09:49 PM Author: ace100w120v
I've got a couple F40 preheaters myself and love 'em.
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Nov 18, 2018 at 10:42 PM Author: jercar954
Actually, that GE Mainlighter was manufactured 11/81 at the Bucyrus, OH plant. Nice etch for an outside etch.

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

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Nov 19, 2018 at 06:39 AM Author: vintagefluorescent
Those are nice - now days I collect and save any fluorescent bulbs From the 1970s and older
Even if they are burned out - In my opinion the old bulbs
Are beautiful- I enjoy saving them ,Yep even the burned out ones👍💡

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