Six light bulbs wired in parallel. The wooden base has 6 ceramic sockets with a light bulb mounted in each socket in 2 rows, 3 columns. Each socket is connected to a wire in parallel circuit. One end of the wire is connected to one of two metal terminals and the other end of the wire connected to a knife switch, then to the other metal terminal.
Accession Number: 2009.ph.109
Primary Materials: Metal, glass, ceramic, wood
Old inventory number – phy180. Several of the light bulbs are labeled “EDISON CARBON 32CP 120V”. One has a sticker which reads “114 C.G.E. 32”.
Height = 20.5, Width = 20, Length = 30.5
Demonstration of variations in luminosity (using light bulbs) with variations in load in a parallel circuit.
This artifact is in good cosmetic condition. The finish of the wooden base is work, especially on the edges of the chamfered upper edge.
Unknown, likely locally made out of various commercial components.
Date of Manufacture: Early 20th c.
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