Eight Socket Christmas Light Festoon Battery Set with Seven Bulbs

Object Name: 
Eight Socket Christmas Light Festoon Battery Set with Seven Bulbs

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Object Name: 
Eight Socket Christmas Light Festoon Battery Set with Seven Bulbs
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
2013.4.5
Dimensions: 
Overall L: 300 cm; Average Bulb (b-h) H: 4.3 cm, Diam (max): 2.5 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1910
Credit Line: 
Gift of Gena Bond in memory of Helen Windgate
Primary Description: 
Eight Socket Christmas Light Festoon Battery Set with Seven Bulbs. Glass, paint, wood, metal, electrical wiring; mold-blown glass, assembled. Beige cloth-covered electrical wire festoon connecting 8 wooden sockets painted green and a wooden battery outfit with metal on/off switch. Wooden sockets contain 7 mold-blown glass bulbs with carbon filaments and metal screw-bases. Bulbs are colorless (b and c) and painted cobalt blue (d), light blue (e), ruby red (f and g), and turquoise (h).
Provenance: 
Bond, Gena, Source
1982
to
2013-03-13
Helen Windgate Family, Former Collection
1910
to
1982