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I held a T17 today!

I held a T17 today!

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Found two of these outside at a classic car dealership/graveyard, of all places. Needless to say they're about the last thing I expected to see there. I didn't see any T17 fixtures, though. This is the first time I realized how absolutely huge these things are.

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Manufacturer:Sylvania
Model Reference:F90T17/CW/SS
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Lamp Type:T17
Base:Mogul bi-pin
Shape/Finish:Linear
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Ballast Type:Magnetic preheat
Location:Classic Cars of SC
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Color Temperature:4100K
Color Rendering Index:60?
Physical/Production
Factory Location:USA

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Jan 25, 2014 at 05:49 AM Author: jercar954
Looks like it was made for Sylvania by GE.

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

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Jan 25, 2014 at 08:14 AM Author: sailormoon_01_uk
shame the pins are damaged
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Jan 25, 2014 at 08:18 AM Author: DetroitTwoStroke
Awesome! If it still is intact, you could at least test it with an electronic ballast.

Pride and quality workmanship should lie behind manufacturing, not greed.

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Jan 25, 2014 at 11:56 AM Author: Al_M
I found one of these here in Australia (NOS GE made 1956) and it's easily my most treasured and well-looked after tube Yes the size is something to behold.

Traffic signals & street lighting engineer. Please bring SOX/LPS back Downunder!!

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Jan 26, 2014 at 04:59 AM Author: Alights
Hope you grabbed them!
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Down with lamp bans!


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Jan 26, 2014 at 05:08 AM Author: nicksfans
Nope. They're still out there.

I like my lamps thick, my ballasts heavy, and my fixtures tough.

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Jan 27, 2014 at 12:47 AM Author: BG101
I would have grabbed that and had a go at replacing the missing pin, using SRBP to replace the missing/broken insert.


BG

Say NO to DICTATORSHIP in the form of bulb/tube/ballast bans !!

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Feb 01, 2014 at 07:00 AM Author: SeberHusky
It's not like whoever left them there can recycle them. Scrappers are morons that think "ooh! It's got this little 0.5" metal disc on it, I can get a whole 2 pennies for that!" Besides, my local scrapyard will tell you to get lost if they see you with CRT monitors or bulbs like this, as they contain hazardous vapor and chemicals.

I collect exit signs, preferably vintage ones.

I also have a little bit of a thing for light bulbs, too. Of course, hoarding them due to the incandescent bulb ban.

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Feb 03, 2014 at 01:46 AM Author: Larry
Sometimes the ends can be removed and repaired if careful. Most are just glued on, the older ones anyway.

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's GE Power Groove

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Sep 19, 2014 at 04:18 PM Author: nicksfans
Don't get your hopes up too much, but I may be returning to this place sometime soon. If these are still sitting there, I'll definitely inquire about them. Hopefully I'll be able to bring them home. I'll also ask about the mini-Spaceliter that's out there, but I'd definitely have to come back for that one later.

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