- Item 74867 - Carbonized cellulose filament bulb, ca. 1895
- Contributed by Maine Historical Society
- Item 74867
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The history of the early light bulb is one of continuing efforts to find a filament that would produce enough light, last a long time, and burn efficiently. This bulb, with a filament of carbonized cellulose, became the industry standard for almost 20 years, starting in the 1890s.Show Details