Huge Electric Lamp Globe Covers Kneeling Girl (Sep, 1938)

[Insert Sylvia Plath joke here. Everyone loves a good Sylvia Plath joke.]

Actually this is a sort of interesting post because it shows how Modern Mechanix (which changed it’s name to Mechanix Illustrated in 1938) reuses images and articles. Here is virtually the same article, though with slightly different info and a slightly crappier picture.

Huge Electric Lamp Globe Covers Kneeling Girl
DEVELOPED in the laboratories of a well known electrical products manufacturer, a new incandescent electric lamp has a globe so large that it completely encloses an average size kneeling girl, as shown above. The huge lamp is rated at 100,000 watts and has filaments of about the same diameter as an ordinary lead pencil. The large glass cup shown in the hands of the man is sealed to the lamp, forming its base. Note the standard 60-watt electric bulb in the hands of the girl demonstrator.

3 comments
  1. Caya says: July 2, 20075:48 am

    Busted!

  2. jayessell says: July 2, 20078:46 am

    How many people does it take to change this lightbulb?

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    Is it for a lighthouse? Airport? Skyscraper?

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    The glass doesn’t look thick enough to hold a vaccuum.

    Is it like the modern halogen bulb within a bulb?

  3. Charlie says: July 2, 20079:09 am

    It’s doesn’t have to hold a vacuum, it gets filled with argon. They mention it in the other linked article.

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