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The history of the early light bulb is one of continuing efforts to find a filament that would produce enough light, last a long time, and burn efficiently. This bulb, with a filament of carbonized cellulose, became the industry standard for almost 20 years, starting in the 1890s.
About This Item
- Title: Carbonized cellulose filament bulb, ca. 1895
- Creation Date: circa 1895
- Subject Date: circa 1895
- Media: Glass, cellulose, brass
- Local Code: 2004.090.3276
- Collection: Central Maine Power Company collection
- Object Type: Physical Object
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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