Steve's

Shelby--(

)--Collection

Ever since I became familiar with the centennial bulb I thought it would be fun to have my own. So one day on ebay I found one of the original vintage as that in the firehouse. After that I found 3 more different ones. I have been in contact with Sally Maier about them and she has been verifying them for me. I hope you enjoy them.

Shelby "Y-Ray"

This is my favorite and rarest bulb I found on eBay in 2001.. According to Sally it is the same vintage and make as the Centennial bulb. I have it glowing in my house, ready to give the famous bulb a run for longevity, give or take a hundred years.

Antique Drop Light

This is my favorite and rarest bulb I found on eBay. According to Sally it is the same vintage and make as the Centennial bulb. I have it glowing in my house, ready to give the famous bulb a run for longevity, give or take a hundred years.

Tungsten Filament MAZDA Lamp

This is a tungsten filament MAZDA lamp made by Shelby with the familiar diamond shaped paper identifying label. It has a clear glass with the tip on top, and is Very bright. According to Tim Tromp this was used in the home for general illumination.

Frosted MAZDA Lamp

This is another MAZDA bulb, but frosted on top. Like all my bulbs it was a rare find on eBay. According to Tim Tromp this was also used in the home for general illumination. The half
frosted lamp is technically known as a bowl-frosted lamp. This lamp was intended to be burned base up with a reflector that projected the light back downward. The frosted bowl of the lamp reduced undesirable glare while still allowing light to shine up towards the reflector.

1909 Double Coil

This is a slightly older bulb, which even came in the original wrapper. It states Shelby's patents up to 1909. It is slightly smaller than the "Y" bulb, and narrower, but just as bright. It also has the tip.

For a few more shots please visit my smugmug site.

If you enjoyed my collection, and would like to share yours please feel free to send your shots and you'll be included in the site.

-Steve

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