Updated 28-IX-2019

Lamp Components

Presented here is a selection of brochures and datasheets concerning lamp components and raw materials, which illustrates the impressive degree of vertical integration attained by the world's light source manufacturers. Not only did these companies mass produce electric lamps, develop the technologies on which they rely and build the necessary production machines, they also took full control of the supply chain and manufactured the vast majority of their own raw materials in-house. In many cases even the catalogues and brochures illustrated below were produced by the internal printing shops of the lamp manufacturers. Please click on the relevant image to download the document of interest. Adobe Acrobat reader is required to view all documents as PDF files.
General Catalogues
General Electric
Lamp Components
1981 - US
General Electric
Lamp Components
1990 - US
General Electric
Lamp Components
1996 - US
General Electric
Electronic Components
1980 - US
General Electric
Electronic Components
1991 - US
OsramSylvania
Precision Materials
1997 - US
Philips
Lamp Components
2007 - EU
Philips
Lamp Components
2007 - CN
Osram
Lamp Components
1980 - DE

Lamp Glass
General Electric
Glass Products
1980 - US
General Electric
Glass Products
1990 - US
General Electric
Soda-lime Silicate Bulbs
1981 - US
General Electric
Borosilicate Pressings
1979 - US
General Electric
Lead Silicate Tubing
1980 - US
General Electric
Aluminosilicate Tubing
1979 - US
General Electric
Aluminosilicate Tubing
1992 - US
General Electric
Blacklight Tubing & Bulbs
1994 - US
Osram-GEC
Lamp Glass Catalogue
1950 - UK
Osram-GEC
Lamp Glass Catalogue
1959 - UK
AEI Lamp & Lighting
Lamp Glass Catalogue
1960 - UK
GB & GTC Glass
Lamp Glass Catalogue
1970 - UK
GB Glass (Thorn-GEC)
Ribbon Bulb Shells
1994 - UK
SLI Glass (Sylvania)
Ribbon Bulb Shells
2004 - UK
GTE Sylvania
Lamp Glass Catalogue
198x - US
OsramSylvania
Lamp Glass Catalogue
1998 - US
Osram
Glass & Quartz Data
1981 - DE
Osram
Glass & Quartz Data
1984 - DE
Osram
Glass & Quartz Data
1989 - DE
Philips
Lamp Glass Catalogue
1984 - NL
Philips
Lamp Glass Datasheets
2007 - NL
EMGO (Osram-Philips)
Ribbon Bulb Catalogue
1991 - BE
EMGO (Osram-Philips)
Lamp Glass Catalogue
2003 - BE
Tungsram
Glass Bulbs & Tubes
199x - HU
Toshiba
Lamp & Technical Glass
1984 - JP
Toshiba
Lamp & Technical Glass
1989 - JP
Corning
Glass Properties
1959 - US
Corning
Glass Properties
1971 - US
Corning
Vycor 96% Silica
1986 - US
Corning
Halogen Tubing
1984 - US
Corning
Halogen Tubing
1988 - US
Corning
Pressed MR Glass
1989 - US
Corning
Automotive Glass
1988 - US

Quartz
General Electric
Quartz Products
1993 - US
General Electric
Optiq-100 Quartz
1989 - US
General Electric
Synthetic Quartz
1994 - US
GE - WQS
Quartz Glass
197x - DE
GE - WQS
Quartz Plate
198x - DE
GE - WQS
Quartz Glass
199x - DE
GTE Sylvania
Fused Quartz
1990 - US
Philips
Lamp Quartz Datasheets
2007 - NL

Ceramics
General Electric
Lucalox Alumina Tubes
1981 - US
NGK Insulators
Hiceram Alumina Tubes
2011 - JP
Philips
SON Alumina Tubes
2007 - NL
General Electric
Tungsten Carbide
1983 - US
General Electric
Tungsten Carbide
1988 - US

Diamond Products
Philips
Diamond Wire Dies
1975 - FR
Osram
Diamond Wire Dies
1980 - DE
Tungsram
Diamond Wire Dies
199x - HU

Lamp Caps & Bases
General Electric
Lamp Bases
1982 - US
General Electric
Lamp Bases
1993 - US
General Electric
Medium Bases
1994 - US
General Electric
Mogul Bases
1994 - US
General Electric
Miniature Bases
1995 - US
General Electric
Automotive Bases
1995 - US
General Electric
Fluorescent Bases
1995 - US
General Electric
IEC Base Codes
1995 - US
Lamp Caps Ltd.
Lamp Caps
197x - UK
Vitrite (Philips)
Glass-Lined Caps
197x - NL
Vitrite (Philips)
Glass-Lined Caps
1989 - NL
Vitrite (Philips)
Cap Drawings
2001 - PL
Vitri Barcelona
Lamp Caps
1988 - ES
Granus (Philips)
Alkyde & Ceramic Caps
197x - DE
Granus (Philips)
Alkyde & Ceramic Caps
1982 - DE
Osram
Lamp Caps
1980 - DE
Tungsram
Lamp Caps
199x - HU
Tungsram
Lamp Caps
200x - HU
Morgan Crucible Co.
Micatherm Lamp Caps
198x - UK

Formed Metal Parts
General Electric
Formed Wire Parts
1980 - US
General Electric
Formed Metal Parts
199x - US
Hereaus
Special Metals Overview
1998 - EU
Hereaus
Special Lamp Metals
1998 - EU
Hereaus
Niobium Lamp Parts
2011 - US
Hereaus
Niobium HT1600 Alloy
2012 - US

Leadwires & Electrical Feedthroughs
General Electric
Leadwires Catalogue
1983 - US
General Electric
Leadwires Catalogue
1994 - US
General Electric
LWII Leadwires
1980 - US
General Electric
Optifeed Leadwires
1985 - US
General Electric
Dumet & Cumet Wire
1980 - US
General Electric
Dumet & Cumet Wire
1991 - US
General Electric
Platinated Moly Foil
1987 - US
General Electric
Dumet Oxide Meter
1982 - US
Philips
Leadwires
2001 - EU
Philips
Molybdenum Sealing Foil
2000 - EU
Tungsram
Leadwires
199x - HU
Osram
Dumet & Mandrels
1980 - DE
Hereaus
Ceramic Lamp Seals
2012 - US
Bruno Dietze
Leadwires & Seals
200x - DE
Bruno Dietze
Leadwires & Seals
2018 - DE
H.Cross Company
Molybdenum Ribbon
2009 US
Henry Wiggin
Glass-to-Metal Seals
195x - UK

Refractory Metals
General Electric
Tungsten Powder
1985 - US
General Electric
Tungsten Powder
1996 - US
General Electric
Sintered W & Mo
1989 - US
General Electric
Tungsten Wire
1983 - US
General Electric
Tungsten Wire
1992 - US
General Electric
Tungsten Wire
1995 - US
General Electric
Tungsten-Rhenium Wire
1986 - US
General Electric
Molybdenum Wire
1975 - US
General Electric
Molybdenum Wire
1991 - US
General Electric
Molybdenum EDM Wire
1981 - US
General Electric
MolyCarb EDM Wire
1987 - US
GTE Sylvania
Tungsten Wire
1988 - US
GTE Sylvania
Molybdenum Wire
1988 - US
Lamp Metals Ltd.
General Catalogue
198x - UK
Osram
Tungsten Products
1980 - DE
Tungsram
Tungsten Wire
199x - HU
Tungsram
Tungsten Products
200x - HU

Tungsten Coils
General Electric
HID Electrodes
1994 - US
Philips
Advanced Metals
2007 - EU
GTE Sylvania
Tungsten Coils
198x - US
GTE Sylvania
Tungsten Mesh Heaters
197x - US
Osram
Filaments & Getter
1983 - DE
Tungsram
Filaments & Electrodes
199x - HU

Vacuum Metallizing
General Electric
Metallizing Coils
1984 - US
GTE Syltron Products
Evaporation Sources
197x - US

Lamp Chemicals - Miscellaneous
General Electric
Inorganic Chemicals
198x - US
General Electric
Inorganic Datasheets
1986 - US
General Electric
Emission Mixes
1993 - US
General Electric
Soldering Fluxes
1981 - US
General Electric
Marking Inks
1981 - US
General Electric
Marking Inks
1993 - US
General Electric
Coatings - Incandescent
1981 - US
General Electric
Coatings - Lacquers
1982 - US
General Electric
Coatings - Black Top
1992 - US
General Electric
Lamp Chemicals
2017 - US
Philips
Lamp Chemicals
2001 - NL
APL Materials
HID Lamp Chemicals
199x - USA

Lamp Chemicals - Getters
General Electric
Lamp Getters
1992 - US
General Electric
P3N5 Getters
1981 - US
Osram
Filaments & Getters
1983 - DE

Lamp Chemicals - Phosphors
General Electric
Lamp Phosphors
1991 - US
General Electric
Phosphor Datasheets
1982-1995 - US
General Electric
Electroluminescent
1985 - US
GTE Sylvania
Chemicals & Phosphors
198x - US
GTE Sylvania
Phosphors Data Book
1984 - US
Philips
Lamp Phosphors
2001 - NL
Osram
Phosphor & Emitter
1981 - DE
Tungsram
Lamp Phosphors
199x - HU

Lamp Chemicals - Adhesive Cements
Glassbond
Lamp Capping Cements
2003 - UK
Glassbond
Company Anniversary
1978-2003 - UK
Glassbond
P966 Phenolic Cement
200x - UK
Glassbond
K21 Phenolic Cement
200x - UK
Glassbond
Cement Viscosity Meter
200x - UK
Glassbond
Cap Torsion Tester
200x - UK

Plastic Components
General Electric
Plastic Parts
1980 - US
Corning
Optical Plastics
1989 - US