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Special flash lamp

Major collection: Science & Technology
Named collection: Harold E. Edgerton Collection
Object type: flash lamp
Maker: Date made: date unknown
Materials: glass; metal
Measurements: 1 1/4 in x 3/4 in
Nomenclature: photographic tools and equipment - high speed photographic equipment
Classification: tools and equipment

Depending on the intended use, Edgerton experimented with various designs for flash lamps. Edgerton, Germeshausen, and Grier also tested the quality of the light produced by filling the tubes with different gases, including argon, neon, krypton, and xenon, the gas in most modern electronic flashes.


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