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Tungsten filament lamp, ca. 1909

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Tungsten filament lamp, ca. 1909

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This National Lamp Works (General Electric) bulb has a squirted and sintered tunsten filament. The process made the bulb more efficient than those with filaments made of tantalum.

However, tungsten filaments were brittle and could not be bent, so short segments were used and were attached to the support wires.

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  • Title: Tungsten filament lamp, ca. 1909
  • Creator: National Lamp Works
  • Creation Date: circa 1909
  • Subject Date: circa 1909
  • Media: Glass, metal, tungsten
  • Local Code: 2004.090.4244
  • 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

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Central Maine Power Company
Light bulbs

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