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Carbon arc lamp


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ExhibitionsGuiding Lights
User collections Longitude punk'd by hfinch-boyer
Gallery locationNot on display

Object details:

Object ID NAV0940
Description Carbon arc lamp Believed to have been used at the Lizard Lighthouse between 1878 and 1903. Electric lamp manufactured in France. Curent jumps the gap between two carbon rods, causing an intense light. Gap is maitained by a clockwork regulator operated by the weight of one of the rods.
Date made 1878

Artist/Maker Barbier & Benard Constructions
Place made Paris
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements Overall: 406 mm x 1219 mm x 152 mm; 406 mm x 1219 mm x 152 mm
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