Early Masonic Light Bulbs

In this light bulb the square and compasses glow red when turned on!

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This early Masonic Light Bulb still works and has remnants of the gold and blue paint which decorated it.  The round face measures approx 3 inches over all.  These bulbs were made in Austria (visible on the rim of the brass base) and contain a long-lasting, hot-burning carbon filament.  I'm not sure of the date but 40s is likely.  It was used in one of the electric "Three Lesser Light" candle stands that are placed in a triangular position about the Altar in the Lodge room.

A special "Thanks" to Chris Kocsis, a bulb collector, for his description of the Masonic bulb pictured above.




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