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Mercury Lamp, by Kelvin Bottomley & Baird Ltd., London, 1924

Inventory Number: 51252
Object Type:
Place Created: London United Kingdom (England) Europe
Accession Number: 1970-101/part
Brief Description: The cast iron triangular shaped base supports an iron pillar that carries by adjustable collars the lamp and its shade. The lamp is a tube which contains mercury between a pair of electrodes. When an electric discharge is struck in the mercury vapour an intense source of ultraviolet and blue light is obtained. The shade is a sheet tin box with a hole to view the light. Around the back runs a black velvet curtain.
Primary Inscriptions: "K.B.B."
Provenance: Lent by the Royal Microscopical Society in 1970.
Collection Group: Royal Microscopical Society Collection
Material(s): Iron

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