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1941 - General Electric's newest plant set to manufacture from 10,000 to 20,000 fluorescent lamps per shift

WORLD'S LARGEST FLUORESCENT LAMP PLANT

CD 1963087 E&MP 25.025

Electric Lamps

March 1941

General Electric's newest plant has just been opened at Jackson, Miss., giving employment to 600 workers and set to manufacture from 10,000 to 20,000 fluorescent lamps per shift.

These lamps of the filamentless type and tubular in design give the closest approach to daylight yet realized in artificial lighting. Fluorescent lighting, introduced less than two years ago, has proven extremely popular in factories and is beginning to be adopted in the home.


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