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history of the
incandescent lamp


first edition
1927

original for sale: $300


front cover
page 1 - title page
page 2 - copyright
page 3 - contents
page 4 - blank
page 5 - introduction
page 6 - cont...

page 7 - CHAPTER 1 - prior to Edison
page 8 - Otto Von Guericke 1650
page 9 - Stephen Gray 1729
page 9 - Von Kleist 1745
page 10 - Voltaic Pile 1799
page 11 - Luigi Galvani 1785
page 11 - Allesandro Volta
page 12 - improvements in batteries
page 13 - Sir William Robert Grove 1840
page 13 - Andre Marie Ampere 1820
page 14 - Ohm's law
page 14 - Georg Simon Ohm 1825
page 15 - invention of the dynamo
page 16 - Michael Faraday 1831
page 16 - Faraday's dynamo 1831
page 17 - Hippolyte Pixii 1832
page 18 - E.M. Clarke 1834
page 18 - Hippolyte Pixii's dynamo1832
page 19 - Hjorth's dynamo 1855
page 20 - Dr. Werner Siemens' dynamo 1856
page 21 - Alliance Dynamo 1862
page 22 - Sir Charles Wheatstone's dynamo 1866
page 23 - Gramme's dynamo 1871
page 24 - Alteneck's dynamo 1872
page 25 - De La Rue's incandescent lamp 1820
page 25 - Sir Humphry Davy 1802
page 26 - Groves' incandescent lamp 1840
page 26 - first attempt making incandescent lamp
page 27 - Frederick De Moleyn's incandescent lamp 1841
page 28 - J.W. Starr's platinum lamp 1845
page 29 - J.W. Starr's carbon lamp 1845
page 30 - W.E. Staite's lamp 1848
page 30 - Starr's contribution to lamp development 1845
page 31 - other experimental incandescent lamps
page 32 - Edward C. Shepard's lamp 1850
page 33 - M.J. Roberts' lamp 1852
page 33 - De Changy's lamp 1856
page 34 - Moses G. Farmer's lamp 1859
page 35 - Sir Joeseph W. Swan's lamp 1860
page 36 - Sir William Crookes 1875
page 37 - Sir Joeseph W. Swan's lamp 1878
page 38 - Lodyguine's lamp 1872
page 39 - Russian Incandescent lamp inventors
page 39 - Kosloff's lamp 1875
page 39 - Konn's lamp 1875
page 40 - Bouliguine's lamp 1876
page 41 - commercial introduction of arc lamp
page 42 - William E. Sawyer's lamp 1878
page 42 - Moses G. Farmer's lamp 1878
page 42 - subdividing the electric light
page 43 - Hiram S. Maxim's graphite lamp 1878
page 43 - Sawyer, Farmer, Maxim, Edison
page 44 - Sawyer, Farmer, Maxim, Edison

page 45 - CHAPTER 2 - Edison's practical Incandescent lamp
page 45 - Menlo Park, New Jersey 1877
page 46 - photos of Edison's buildings and co - workers
page 47 - photos of Edison's laboratory
page 48 - Edison's first platinum lamp 1878
page 49 - end of 1878
page 50 - series and parallel circuits
page 51 - Edison's constant voltage dynamo
page 52 - development of high resistance platinum lamp
page 53 - Edison's first high resistance lamp 1879
page 54 - cont...
page 55 - solution of incandescent lamp problem
page 56 - cont...
page 57 - Edison's successful resistance carbon lamp
page 58 - cont...
page 59 - New York Herald December 21 1879 news story
page 60 - demonstration Edison's light system 1879
page 61 - commercial installation incandescent lamp
page 62 - dynamos on S.S. Columbia 1880
page 63 - dynamos, Hinds, Ketchum Co. 1881
page 63 - first lamp factory
page 64 - photo of lamp factory 1880
page 65 - photo standard Edison lamps 1881 - 1884
page 66 - development of other parts of system
page 66 - lead wire fuse 1880
page 67 - Edison machine works NY 1881
page 68 - Edison's electrolytic meter 1882
page 69 - Edison's jumbo dynamo 1882
page 70 - model of Pearl street station 1882
page 71 - central station
page 72 - three wire system
page 73 - diagram three wire system
page 74 - cont...

page 75 - CHAPTER 3 - development of filaments
page 75 - carbon filament
page 76 - photo carbonizing furnaces
page 77 - bamboo explorations and filament clamps
page 78 - filament clamps 1880 - 1886
page 79 - treated carbon filaments
page 80 - cont...
page 81 - squirting cellulose carbon filament 1894
page 82 - cont...
page 83 - aggregate improvement of carbon filament
page 84 - gem or metallized carbon filament
page 85 - photo electric resistance furnace 1905
page 86 - cont...
page 87 - cont...
page 88 - osmium filament
page 88 - photos gem lamp 1905 - 1909
page 89 - osmium lamp 1899 - 1906
page 90 - tantalum filament
page 91 - tantalum lamp 1906
page 92 - tungsten filament
page 93 - early suggested uses of tungsten in lamps
page 94 - invention of tungsten filament lamp
page 95 - cont...
page 96 - cont...
page 97 - multiple tungsten filament lamp 1907
page 98 - cont...
page 99 - cont...
page 100 - trade mark Mazda
page 101 - drawn tungsten wire filament
page 102 - cont...
page 103 - cont...
page 104 - drawing ordinary ductile metals
page 105 - tungsten ductile in fibrous state
page 106 - cont...
page 107 - development commercial drawn tungsten wire
page 108 - cont...
page 109 - cont...
page 110 - cont...
page 111 - cont...
page 112 - cont...
page 113 - cont...
page 114 - cont...
page 115 - photo Dr. Collidge and Edison 1922
page 116 - temperature of the working
page 117 - drawn tungsten wire lamp 1911
page 117 - announcement adoption drawn tungsten wire
page 118 - cont...
page 119 - offset tungsten filament
page 119 - thoria prevents offsetting
page 119 - non - sag drawn tungsten wire
page 120 - crystal growth in tungsten filaments
page 121 - cont...
page 122 - cont...

page 123 - CHAPTER 4 - vacuum, getters; gas filled lamp
page 123 - vacuum
page 124 - Sprengel vacuum pumps
page 125 - cont...
page 126 - Arturo Malignani chemical exhaust
page 127 - the getters
page 128 - cont...
page 129 - cont...
page 130 - cont...
page 131 - cont...
page 132 - Franz Skaupy's getter1912
page 133 - cont...
page 134 - Colin G. Fink's potassium iodide getter 1912
page 134 - Harry H. Needham's getter 1912
page 135 - cont...
page 136 - Ernst Friederich's oxygen getter 1913
page 136 - Frederic W. Gill's invisible getter 1915
page 137 - gas - filled lamp
page 138 - study of residual gases in vacuum lamp
page 139 - cont...
page 140 - cont...
page 141 - introduction gases atmospheric pressure
page 142 - cont...
page 143 - study dissipation heat from hot wires
page 144 - cont...
page 145 - experimental gas - filled tungsten filament lamps
page 146 - gas filled tungsten filament lamp 1913
page 147 - cont...
page 148 - photo Langmuir and Edison 1922
page 148 - exhaustion of gas - filled lamps
page 149 - previous attempts to make gas - filled lamps
page 150 - commercial development of gas - filled lamp
page 151 - Mazda C lamp January 1914
page 152 - Mazda C lamp July 1914
page 153 - Mazda C lamp 1915
page 154 - cont...

page 155 - CHAPTER 5 - leading in wire developments
page 156 - stem seal 1880 - 1881
page 156 - clamps
page 157 - Edison lamp 1889
page 158 - Edison lamp 1890
page 159 - substitutes for platinum leading - in wires
page 160 - assembly of materials of Dumet wire
page 161 - coating Dumet wire with borax
page 162 - cont...

page 163 - CHAPTER 6 - glass construction
page 163 - bulb making
page 164 - bulb blowing machine
page 165 - stem making
page 166 - stem making machines
page 166 - flaring the stem tube
page 167 - photo stem making machine
page 168 - tubulating - tubulating machine
page 169 - sealing - in machine
page 170 - sealing - in machines
page 170 - tipless construction
page 171 - tubulated seal
page 172 - meridian lamps
page 173 - meridian lamp 1906
page 174 - jaeger tipless lamp
page 174 - stemless butt seal
page 175 - Mitchell and White tipless construction
page 176 - frosting
page 177 - photomicrographics of inside frosting
page 178 - six standard lamps
page 179 - unit machine
page 180 - photo unit machine
page 181 - cont...

page 182 - CHAPTER 7 - the base
page 182 - original lamp base 1879
page 183 - wire terminal base 1880
page 183 - original socket 1880
page 184 - original screw base 1880
page 184 - original screw socket 1880
page 185 - improved screw base 1881
page 185 - plaster screw base 1881
page 186 - final screw base 1881
page 186 - Edison lamp 1884 - 1888
page 187 - basing rack
page 188 - edison lamp 1900
page 189 - waterproof base
page 189 - edison lamp 1901
page 190 - chart various bases prior to 1900
page 191 - adapters for edison base lamps
page 191 - other bases
page 192 - standardizing the Edison base

page 193 - CHAPTER 8 - photometry
page 194 - standard photometer
page 195 - cont...
page 196 - sliding scale photometer
page 197 - cont...
page 198 - spherical photometer
page 199 - cont...
page 200 - cont...
page 201 - photo photo - electric cell
page 202 - spherical photometer with photo - electric cells
page 203 - life testing
page 204 - photo life test racks
page 205 - cont...

page 206 - index a - han
page 207 - index han - tho
page 208 - index thr - z
back cover
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