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Title: What size is your lamp.?
Post by: Mandolin Girl on November 04, 2019, 01:51:23 PM
Just a thought, spurred on by some uploaded pictures by SilverRay

It would be useful when uploading pictures of lamps, particularly unusual or rare ones to include something that would give people an idea of the size.


Title: Re: What size is your lamp.?
Post by: rjluna2 on November 04, 2019, 02:06:06 PM
One can use ruler or Size AA battery as for the scale of these bulbs.  They are wonderful to show how big these unusual bulbs are :)


Title: Re: What size is your lamp.?
Post by: HomeBrewLamps on November 18, 2019, 02:34:46 PM
Yep. Rulers, average 60 watt light bulbs, AA batteries, your arm or hands are all good comparison objects.


Title: Re: What size is your lamp.?
Post by: Mandolin Girl on January 07, 2020, 09:01:01 AM
I've got a carpenter's Framing Square (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/8-X-12-Heavy-Duty-Metal-Roofing-Square-Framing-Carpenter-Measure-Metric/182459246121?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649) in my eBay watch list that we'll be able use to as a guide for the size of lamps.  8)


Title: Re: What size is your lamp.?
Post by: Danny on January 07, 2020, 10:22:35 AM
Tape measure as well


Title: Re: What size is your lamp.?
Post by: Mandolin Girl on January 07, 2020, 10:51:30 AM
Tape measure as well
Yes, we do have one that we can use, but a framing square will let you show width and depth of a lamp at the same time.  8)

And for just under 3 you can't go wrong.  :)


Title: Re: What size is your lamp.?
Post by: migette1 on January 19, 2020, 12:16:58 PM
Idea of putting an AA battery up as giving an idea of size is a good one and is used a lot on the Russian Lamp Site, use an item which is known around the world is a good idea and saves having to measure the lamp...I use inches could never understand the metric system, another idea is to use a coin.