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Original Edison Swan Electric Co Ltd Lamp

Original Edison Swan Electric Co Ltd Lamp

An original Edison Swan Electric Co Ltd Lamp turned up in an estate this week and we were lucky enough to examine the contents and packaging. There is a great deal of quite interesting history surrounding this particular lamp and the Johseph Swan Thomas Edison corporate and scientific relationship. The…

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Color perception and incandecent light

Color perception is a tricky thing. Our brain does a great job at smoothing and correcting for color shift so that we perceive white light as much as possible. Colors look fairly normal to us under Incandescent light but not so with florescent. Good article from Russia here regarding the…

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Steampunk show, Steamscape opening at Post Industrial Design.

Steampunk show, Steamscape opening at Post Industrial Design goes OFF. What a great turnout tonight for the Steamscape Exhibition. Around 500 people turned up to see the Clockwork Butterfly fashion parade, the exhibition of Steampunk art and design, live music from the Penny Dreadfuls and the voice of our own…

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Restored pottery lamp with bakelite and Edison bulb

A Restored pottery lamp with bakelite and Edison bulb looks great with the larger Plum spiral type globe. This a metalic glaze 70’s type lamp and we fitted a switched bakelite lampholder and rewired in 3 core brown braided flex. These bulbs tend to go a gold color over time…

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Restoring an Edwardian lamp

Restoring an Edwardian lamp on Christmas Eve. Thanks Jason for sending this photo of his restoration of and Edwardian looking lamp. He has used a squirrel cage teardrop Edison style globe with a Brass ES27 fitting. Needs some sort of small shade I reckon and perhaps the original glassware shade…

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Plumen 001

The PLUMEN 001 is the world’s first designer low energy light bulb.

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