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Aerolux Light Corporation – Wikipedia
Aerolux light bulb in the MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art in New York
Light bulbs by Aerolux for sale at Ebay
New light bulbs from China for sale on Ebay
Kilokat’s Antique Light Bulb Site about Aerolux
Westinghouse Lighting website – history of the company
Christian pilgrimage – Wikipedia
The Magic Corner – Dutch website that sells religious lamps
Remembrance Flame Table Lamp
Materials: Round silver plated metal base. Clear maroon plastic. Bakelite E14 socket. Flame neon glow light bulb.
Height: 16 cm / 6.29”
Width: ∅ 5,5 cm / 2.16”
Electricity: 1 neon glow flame light bulb E14, 110/220 volt.
Period: 1930s until now.
Designer: Philip J. Kayatt designed the first light bulbs with this mechanism.
Other versions: This Remembrance flame table lamp exists in several variations. It was sold with different bases over the years. Light bulbs were produced for 110 volt and for 220 volt.
Manufacturers: These type of light bulbs are made since the 1930s. They contain low pressure gas, either neon or argon, or a mixture of the two. In the bulb are metal sculptures coated with phosphors. These phosphors fluoresced when excited by glow discharge.
Several companies made light bulbs like this. One of the most famous is Aerolux. It was active from the 1930s until the 1970s. Philip J. Kayatt (1896-1975) was president of the company.
In Japan it was ABCO who made similar lamps. Today ABCO is owned by Westinghouse.
The flame light bulb of this lamp has only a stamp with 2200 on it. Maker unknown. Bulbs like this one were/are made by Brillanta and Ormalight, and probably some other companies.
Remembrance table lamps such as this one were sold in many tourist religious places such as the Vatican in Rome or places of pilgrimage such as Lourdes in France, Fátima in Portugal, Santiago de Compostela in Spain and so on. This lamp was made in the 1960s. Today religious remembrance lamps in this style are still for sale, also online.
Light bulbs with flowers, crucifixes, flames and other figures are also produced in China and are for sale on Chinese websites.