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1939 - watch crystal holds five of the glass bombs each containing 1/80 ounce of sodium to be exploded in the sodium vapor lamp

BOMBS FOR LIGHTING

CD 1966006 E&MP27.088

Electric Lighting

April 8, 1939

A watch crystal holds five of the glass "bombs" each containing 1/80 ounce of sodium to be exploded in the sodium vapor lamp 


Original Caption by Science Service
General Electric



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