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Lamp, electric

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Artifact no.
1992.1679.001
Manufacturer
POWERLITE DEVICES
Manufactured Date
Circa 1965
Context Function
TO PROVIDE LIGHT FOR STREET LIGHTING
Context Technical
MERCURY LAMPS INTRO. FOR STREET LIGHTING 1930'S/ AFTER WWII MERCURY STREET LIGHTING BECAME VERY POPULAR IN U.S. & CANADA/ C.1960 BALLAST WAS INCORPORATED WITHIN LUMINAIRE - AS IS THE CASE IN THIS LUMINAIRE
Context Canada
EXAMPLE OF A TYPE OF STREET LIGHT MADE & USED IN CANADA
Description
METAL, CERAMIC
Number of Parts
1
Artifact Finish
PAINTED LIGHT SILVER COLOUR, GLASS IS TRANSPARENT & COLOURLESS
Artifact Markings
ON CASING 'POWERLITE/ DEVICES'/ ON TOP OF CASING 'LEVEL'/ RAISED MKGS INSIDE '1238', '1237' & AN 'R' INSIDE A DIAMOND/ BELOW LAMP SOCKET '3-1000W' & 'INC. 3250W-2'/ ON EDGES OF REFRACTOR 'STREET END's,'JOSLYN CAT. NO. J904010', 'HOUSE END', 'C4 [?]', 'HOLOPHANE [ENCIRCLED 'R'] NO. 4082 ENDURAL [ENCIRCLED 'R'] PAT. PENDING CAN. PAT. 1963'
Artifact Missing
BALLAST IS MISSING
Group 1
Lighting Technology
Category 1
Lighting devices
Subcategory 1
Electric
Material
metal;ceramic
Length
80.0 cm
Width
34.0 cm