This is my Bubble light rebuilding procedure. Now you don't have to throw away burned out bubble lights!
Here is a NOMA 18 light 26 inch Bubble light tree model 503-G, circa late 1940s. I got it for $3.00 at a yard sale in spring of 2002.It's proof that the best stuff is right in your backyard. The previous owner replaced the bubble lights with C-6 bulbs as they burned out, so I had to replace them with reproduction Bubble Lights from Lions Den Antiques. Note: no longer in business!
The NOMA Bubble light tree, shown lighted.
Watch the YouTube video of this Bubble light tree.
Going forward to the mid 1970s is this Bubble light candelabra, Cat no 379. It's from A.C.L.A, the successor to Paramount.
The Bubble light candelabra, shown lighted.
G.E. Merry Midget 10 bubble light set, Cat # SBL 2-10, made in Korea.
This set is in excellent condition and includes a spare bubble light at right.
The price of the set was $6.57.
Finally, here's a new YouTube video of this bubble light set.
Here's an exploded view of one of the merry midget bubble lights.
Check out the unusual flat topped miniature bulb used in the bubble light.
As you can see G.E. continued to use the bi pin base on their bubble lights.
Going forward again, to the present is this miniature 10 light bubble light set
The bubble tubes are much narrower because the 12 Volt miniature bulbs used give off less heat.
For example, 110 volt C-7 bulbs are 5 to 7 watts, 15 volt C-6 bulbs are 3 watts and the 12 Volt miniature bulbs used here are about 1 watt. Also note the different design on this set as the bulbs are placed horizontally.
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