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Early light bulb inventors competed to produce bulbs that were more efficient, gave more light, and lasted longer.
German inventors von Bolton and Feuerlien developed this bulb, with a filament made of element number 73, Tantalum, which had almost the same efficiency as metallized carbon, but was superior in strength.
About This Item
- Title: Tantalum filament bulb, ca. 1904
- Creator: Sunbeam Lamp Co., Chicago
- Creation Date: circa 1904
- Subject Date: circa 1904
- Media: Glass, tantalum, brass
- Local Code: 2004.090.3264
- Collection: Central Maine Power Company collection
- Object Type: Physical Object
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