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STEP 3: Silver-bowled Lamps
[Bowl of bulb is silvered color]

Select the option most resembling your bulb from the drop-down menu to proceed to the next step. Please consult "option descriptions" for detailed info.

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FULL OPTION DESCRIPTIONS / IMAGE GLOSSARY: [Option titles are also linked to proceed to the next step.]

OPTION A: Bowl of bulb is silver colored.  Bulb has a silver coating on the outside of the bowl (the lower part of the bulb) which shields the bright filament from direct viewing while reflecting the light upward for indirect illumination when bulb is mounted base up.  Filament is double-coiled.  This is a silver-bowled lamp first introduced in 1935. key no. [550a]

Pathway History:
2 || Untipped-Bulb-Options

3 || Silver-Bowled-Lamps

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