Relic

Object Number: 
2002.1.3573
Date: 
1890-1920
Medium: 
Glass, metal
Dimensions: 
4 3/8 x 2 in. diameter
Description: 
An early single filament electric light bulb. Reported to be a gift to James Landauer from the grandson of the owner of the first electric company in southern Michigan.
Gallery Label: 

According to the envelope the object was sent in, the light bulb was "acquired by the donor from a grandson of the owner of the first electric company in southern Michigan, which he acquires as a result of his ownership of the local horse-drawn raliroad company which had to forego horses and run by electricity."

Credit Line: 
Gift of James D. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group