Mercury Lamp, by Kelvin Bottomley & Baird Ltd., London, 1924
|Inventory Number:|| 51252|
|Object Type:|| |
|Place Created:|| London England United Kingdom Europe
|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 vapor 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.|
|Provenance:||Lent by the Royal Microscopical Society in 1970.|
|Collection Group:||Royal Microscopical Society Collection|
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