I've been in contact with Sally Maier, curator of the Shelby
Museum, who is keeping me posted on the Museum back in Shelby,
Ohio, and I will post her info here.
May 6, 2010
Yours truely, the webmaster, took a trip this summer to Ohio
to visit family, and Shelby! I was fortunate enough to spend
a few days visiting Sally and the museum. Please follow this
link to see the pictures I took of not only Shelby Bulbs, but
of an amazing assortment of historical photos, clothes, and products
from companies long gone.
Sept. 12, 2006
I just received a large (200) watt Shelby light bulb from
a career army man retired ,who has carried this bulb all over
where he was stationed in the U.S.A. , Japan and Hawaii. He now
lives in Arkansas and found the museum web page, e-mailed me
, then donated the Shelby bulb to our museum.The name Shelby
is acid etched on the glass near the base and on the base are
two patents above each other . Nov. 8, 1904 and Nov. 22,1904
It is larger than the ones we have at the museum, and the ONLY
one we have with the dates of patents.. It is exciting to have
bulbs like the one you found and the one we just received that
are still able to be turned on and see them come to "life"
after all these years. Just had to share this good news
I do not have the bulb on at the museum, but I did turn it
on to see if it worked, which it did. & it got too hot too
fast so I shut it off.