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Carbonized cellulose filament bulb, ca. 1895

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Carbonized cellulose filament bulb, ca. 1895

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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.

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  • 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 Co.
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
http://www.mainehistory.org

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Central Maine Power Company
Light bulbs

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