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Lamp, electric

Details

Artifact no.
1992.1782.001
Model
OV-14B
Manufacturer
Westinghouse
Manufactured Date
Circa 1960
Context Function
TO HOLD A LAMP, PROVIDE A HOUSING FOR IT & CONNECT IT TO POWER SUPPLY/ USED FOR STREET LIGHTING
Context Technical
MERCURY LAMPS WERE INTRO. FOR STREET LIGHTING IN 1930'S/ AFTER WWII MERCURY STREET LIGHTING BECAME VERY POPULAR IN THE U.S. & CANADA/ C.1960 THE BALLAST WAS INCORPORATED WITHIN THE LUMINAIRE - THIS ARTIFACT IS AN EXAMPLE OF THAT TECHNOLOGY
Context Canada
TYPE OF STREET LIGHTING LUMINAIRE MADE & USED IN CANADA
Description
METAL, GLASS, CERAMIC, FIBRE-COVERED WIRES, FELT-LIKE LINING ON INSIDE RIM/ SYNTHETIC CORD ATTACHED
Number of Parts
1
Artifact Finish
SILVER-GREY CASING/ INNER REFLECTOR IS SHINY SILVER COLOUR, BALLAST (?) PAINTED REDDISH BROWN
Artifact Markings
CAST IN ON OUTER RIM 'WESTINGHOUSE TYPE OV-14B'/ ONINNER RIM OF SHADE 'HOLOPHANE NO. 4210 E PAT. PENDING CAN. PAT. 1963 STREET END WESTINGHOUSE STYLE NO. 4640067H01 HOUSE END'
Group 1
Lighting Technology
Category 1
Lighting devices
Subcategory 1
Electric
Material
metal;glass;ceramic;fibre
Length
90.0 cm
Width
36.0 cm