Information Sheet
Rating: 110v, 50w

Came from: U.S.A.

Manufactured: 1909-1922 (est. 1921)

Purchased: September 2002

Price paid: $15 plus sh.

Bulb rarity: rare

Features: True Emerald Green glass


Tipped Green Westinghouse Mazda Lightbulb

This is a natural green, cage filament, Westinghouse mazda lightbulb, in absolutely perfect condition. This is the tipped variant. These bulbs would be extremely hard to find and more valued if it weren't for one seller on eBay who for a time seemed to have an endless supply of them. The little glass tip on top tells us that this bulb was made before 1922. Bulbs like these were commonly used for theater stage illumination. This bulb is made with true tinted glass (not painted).

The filament style present in this bulb is called a "cage filament", and is made of an uncoiled tungsten wire. It is supported by a glass rod with several hooks on it. The usual amount of hooks is 10, but there can be many more, especially in the case of 220 volt bulbs which require a longer tungsten wire. People often find this type of filament hard to describe. It is simply a very long continuous filament, not multiple filaments as most people usually (mistakenly) say.

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