Updated 27-III-2016

Lamp Factories

Despite the fact that it is invariably the individual lamp factories and their staff that have been responsible for the creation of new lamp types on which the fortunes of their owners rely, these magnificent enterprises typically remain in the shadow of their operating companies and it is often difficult to track down information concerning their existence and the contributions they have made to the lighting world. This section aims to rectify that shortcoming, by collating information available in the public domain and presenting a fitting tribute to the histories of these industrial sites.

Individual production locations are listed in the table below, arranged first of all by the modern company which ultimately took over that factory's business, then by the name of the original founding company, and finally the country and place in which it is located. Click on the location name to open the link to that factory. Only those sites highlighted in green are presently available online. In case of special requests for factories not yet documented or to contribute further details, please contact the author via the link at the top of this page.

Group Founding Company Country Location
Thorn Lighting Swan & Stearn
Swan
Ediswan
British Thomson-Houston
British Thomson-Houston
British Thomson-Houston
Associated Electrical Industries
English Electric
Siemens Brothers
British Westinghouse
Julius Pintsch
Ensign
E.K. Cole
Thorn
Thorn
Thorn
Thorn
Vale Royal Lamp Co.
Omega
Beacon
British Sealed Beams
SIVI Illuminazione
Glühlampenfabrik Jahn
Thorn
Electric Lamp Manufacturers Association
Electric Lamp Manufacturers Association
Electric Lamp Manufacturers Association
BTH Glassworks
Glass Bulbs Ltd.
Lamp Metals Ltd.
Lamp Caps Ltd.
Lamp Presscaps Ltd.
Elgar Phosphors & Lamp Chemicals Ltd.
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Italy
Germany
Australia
Australia
New Zealand
South Africa
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Birkenhead
Benwell
Ponders End
Rugby
Leicester
Buckie
Trent Vale
Preston, Strand Road
Dalston
Trafford Park
Brimsdown
Preston, Kent Street
Southend-on-Sea
Edmonton, Angel Road
Enfield
Merthyr Tydfil
Preston, Fylde Road
Tottenham
Rodney
Sheffield
Corby
Vicenza
Nordhorn
Melbourne
Hamilton
Miramar
South Africa
Chesterfield
Harworth
Gateshead
Chesterfield
Edmonton
Enfield
General Electric USA Edison Lamp Co.
Thomson-Houston Co.
GE
GE
GE
GE
GE
GE
GE
GE
GE
GE
GE
GE
GE
GE
GE
Boston Incandescent Lamp Co.
National Lamp Works of GE
Hylo Lamp Co.
National Lamp Works of GE
GE
GE
GE
Brush / Swan Lamp Co.
GE
GE
Edison Lamp Works of GE
Fostoria Incandescent Lamp Co.
Fostoria Glass Specialty Co.
Fostoria Bulb & Bottle Co.
Loudon Glass Works
Edison Lamp Works of GE
GE
GE
GE
GE
GE
GE
GE
GE
GE
GE
GE
GE
GE
Eagle Lamp Co.
GE
GE
GE
GE
Oakland Warehouse Company
Packard
GE
GE
Sawyer-Mann Lamp Co.
GE
GE
GE
GE
GE
GE
GE
GE
GE
Buckeye Mazda
GE
GE
GE
GE
GE
British Thomson-Houston
Thorn Lighting
GE
GE
GE
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
Canada
Mexico
Mexico
Brazil
Uruguay
England
England
India
India
India
Menlo Park, NJ
Lynn, MA
Andover Bulb
Austintown Coils
Bellevue Lamp
Bridgeville Glass
Bucyrus Lamp
Carolina Welds
Circleville Lamp
Cleveland Bulb
Cleveland Wire
Cleveland Welds
Cleveland Lamp
East Cleveland Lamp
Conneaut Base
Conneaut Lamp
Cuyahoga Lamp
Danvers, Maple Street
Danvers, School Street
Detroit Lamp
Des Plaines Lamp
Dover Wire
East Boston Lamp
East 152nd Street Facility
Euclid Lamp
Euclid Glass
Euclid Paste & Paint
Fort Wayne
Fostoria Lamp
Fostoria Glass
Fostoria Bulb
Loudon Glass
Harrison Lamp
Independence Equipment
Ivanhoe Road Chemical
Jackson Lamp
Jackson Glass
Jefferson Welds
Kentucky Glass
Lexington Glass
Lexington Lamp
Logan Glass
Mahoning Glass
Mattoon Lamp
Memphis Lamp
Mentor Equipment
Middleton Lamp
NELA Park
Newark Quartz
Newark Lamp
Niles Glass
Oakland Lamp
Ohio Lamp (Warren)
Pitney Glass
New Pitney Glass
Providence Base
Ravenna Lamp
Seaboard Lamp
Schenectady Lab
Somerset Glass
Star Equipment
St. Louis Lamp
Trumbull Lamp
Willoughby Quartz
Winchester Lamp
Youngstown Lamp
Oakville Lamp
Acuña Lamp
Monterrey Lamp
Rio Lamp
Montevideo Lamp
Leicester Lamp
Enfield Lamp
Limbasi Glass
Nadiad Lamp
Pansora Lamp
Tungsram Magyar Wolfram
Tungsram
Tungsram
Tungsram
Tungsram
Tungsram
Tungsram
Tungsram
Watt
Kremenezky
Cyrcon
Tungsram
Tungsram
UILE Tungsram
Tungsram
Hungary
Hungary
Hungary
Hungary
Hungary
Hungary
Hungary
Austria
Austria
Austria
Poland
Romania
Slovakia
Italy
France
Budapest
Gyor
Hajdúböszörmény
Kisvárda
Nagykanizsa
Vác
Zalaegerszeg
Strebersdorf
Vienna
Vienna
Warsaw
Bucharest
Bratislava
Milan
Gennevilliers
Philips Philips
Philips
Philips
Philips
Volt
Pope
Neglin
Xela
Graansma
Heuga
Esco
Splendor
Splendor
Splendor
Splendor
Luxram
Kingston
Corona
Philips
Compagnie des Lampes
Lampes Electriques Belges
Compagnie Belge Réunie d'Eclairage
Mazda
Philips
Gramme
Compagnie Générale des Lampes Electriques
Gabriel et Angenault
Etablissements Larnaude
Compagnie Lorraine des Charbons à Incandescence
Société Lacarrière
Monsieur Paul Blavier
Compagnie Française Thomson-Houston
Fabricants Associés des Lampes Electriques (FALA)
Fabricants Associés des Lampes Electriques (FALA)
Yvel
Clovis
Sully
La Vitrite Moderne
The Vitrite Works
Société Radiotechnique
Fabriques Réunis des Lampes Electriques (FRLE)
Fabriques Réunis des Lampes Electriques (FRLE)
Fabriques Réunis des Lampes Electriques (FRLE)
Fabriques Réunis des Lampes Electriques (FRLE)
Philips
Dr. G. Fischer
Sigor
Elin & Schorch AG (ELIX)
Lampara Z
Fabriques Réunis des Lampes Electriques (FRLE)?
ELVA?
Alessandro Cruto
Philips
Soren Masden
Philips
Philips
Elektra
Polam
Tekfen
Philips?
Philips?
Philips?
Iran Lamp Company
Philips?
Philips?
Philips?
Philips?
Philips?
Philips?
Philips
Philips
Philips?
Philips?
Philips
Philips?
Philips?
Philips
PT Ralin
Philips?
Philips
Philips
Philips & Ya Ming
Philips?
Philips?
Philips?
Philips?
Philips?
Philips?
Philips?
Philips?
Philips?
Philips?
Philips?
Philips?
Philips?
Philips?
Norelco
Champion / ITT
Radiant
Norelco
Service Lamp Company
Westinghouse
Westinghouse
Westinghouse
Westinghouse
Westinghouse
Westinghouse
Westinghouse
Westinghouse
Westinghouse
Westinghouse
Netherlands
Netherlands
Netherlands
Netherlands
Netherlands
Netherlands
Netherlands
Netherlands
Netherlands
Netherlands
Netherlands
Netherlands
Netherlands
Netherlands
England
England
England
England
Scotland
Belgium
Belgium
Belgium
Belgium
Belgium
France
France
France
France
France
France
France
France
France
France
France
France
France
France
France
France
France
France
France
France
Germany
Germany
Germany
Austria
Spain
Spain
Spain
Italy
Greece
Denmark
Norway
Poland
Poland
Poland
Turkey
Turkey
Turkey
Beirut
Iran
Eygypt
Morocco
Kenya
Nigreria
South Africa
South Africa
India
India
Pakistan
Bangladesh
Thailand
Singapore
Singapore
Malaysia
Indonesia
Philippines
Korea
Hong Kong
China
Mexico
Mexico
Brazil
Brazil
Ecuador
Argentina
Bolivia
Chile
Colombia
El Salvador
Peru
Uraguay
Venezuela
Puerto Rico
USA
USA
USA
Canada
Canada
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
Canada
Austria
United Kingdom
Eindhoven
Roosendaal
Weert
Terneuzen
Tilburg
Venlo
Nijmegen
Nijmegen
Amersfoort
Arnhem
Tilburg
Nijmegen van Gentstraat
Nijmegen Sint Annastraat
Wijchen
Merton
Rochester
Hull
?
Hamilton
Bruxelles
Brussel
Lessines
Quevaucamps
Turnhout
Paris
Ivry-sur-Seine
Combs-la-Ville
Issy-les-Moulineaux
Pagny-sur-Moselle
Courbevoie
Saint-Pierre-Montlimart
Neuilly-sur-Marne
Asnières
Aubusson
Paris?
Paris?
Paris?
Pantin
La Varenne
Chartres
Chalon-sur-Saône
Versailles
Dijon
Pont-à-Mousson
Aachen
Diez
Wuppertal
Gmunden
Barcelona
Madrid
Seville
Alpignano
Athens
Åbenrå
Oslo
Warsaw
Prague
Pila
Istanbul
Izmit
Bastos
Lebanon
Qhazvin
Alexandria
Lumiere
Nairobi
Lagos
Port Elisabeth
Lagos
Kalwa
Vadodara
Karachi
Bangladesh
Bangpoo
Singapore
Singapore
Kuala Lumpur
Jakarta
Los Pinas
Incheon
Kwai Chung
Malu
Juarez
Monterrey
Capuava
Recife
Guayquil
Buenos Aires
La Paz
Santiago
Barranquilla
San Salvador
Lima
Montevideo
Caracas
Cayey
Warren, OH
Lynn, MA
Hightstown, NJ
London, Ontario
London, Ontario
Belville, NJ
Richmond, KY
Salina, KS
Bath, NY
Little Rock, AK
Owensboro, KY
Fairmont, VA
Trois Rivieres, Quebec
Atzgersdorf
Trafford Park
Osram (Siemens) Siemens & Halske
Siemens & Halske
Siemens & Halske
Siemens & Halske
AEG
Bergmann
Auer-Gesellschaft
Osram
Osram
Wolfram Lampen AG
Osram
Osram
Osram
Radium Elektrizitäts Gesellschaft
Licht AG
Glühlampenwerk Aarau
Vereinigten Lausitzer Glaswerk (VLG)
Vertex Elektrowerke
Agelindus
Osram Temporary War Factory
Osram Temporary War Factory
Osram Temporary War Factory
Osram Temporary War Factory
Osram Temporary War Factory
Osram Temporary War Factory
Osram Temporary War Factory
Osram Temporary War Factory
Osram Temporary War Factory
Osram Temporary War Factory
Osram Temporary War Factory
Osram Temporary War Factory
Osram
Osram
Telefunken
Osram Opto-Semiconductors
Auer
Osram
Neolux AG
Fanal
Radium
Società Edison Clerici
Società Riunite Osram Edison-Clerici (OEC)
Osram SUD
?
Lampade Elettriche Radio S.p.A.
Vertex / Osram Österreichisce Glühlampenfabrik GmbH
Auer, S&H and AEG
Enae
Phos
Drammens Lampenfabrik AS
Nordisk Glødelampe Industrie AS
Osram
Elektroverken / Aktiebolaget Osram
Osram Aktiengesellschaft
Polska Zaroska OSRAM Sp. Akc.
Tesla
Osram
Osram
Osram
LESA (Lámpadas Especiales Sociedad Anónima)
Osram
Osram del Ecuador
Osram
Osram
Osram
Osram
?
PT Cometstar
SVET
?
Osram-Sungsan
Osram-Mitsubishi (Melco)
?
ECE
Foshan
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Switzerland
France
France
Belgium
Netherlands
Italy
Italy
Italy
Italy
Italy
Italy
Spain
Portugal
Greece
Norway
Denmark
Sweden
Sweden
Czechoslovakia
Poland
Poland
Slovakia
USA
Argentina
Argentina
Brazil
Ecuador
Mexico
Mexico
South Africa
South Africa
Puerto Rico
Indonesia
Russia
Taiwan
Korea
Japan
Malaysia
Malaysia
India
China
Berlin
Berlin
Berlin Charlottenstraße
Berlin Helmholtzstraße
Berlin Sickingenstraße
Berlin Wedding
Berlin Rotherstraße
Berlin Spandau
Berlin Siemensstadt
Augsburg
Eichstätt
Herbrechtingen
Schwabmünchen
Wipperfürth
Goldau
Aarau
Weißwasser
?
Hamburg
Ohlau
Brieg an der Oder
Nieder- und Oberoderwitz
Dresden Felsenkeller
Graslitz
Zwickau
Plauen
Treuen, Vogtland
Hirschberg
Weißwasser
Neheim
Neustadt Waldnaab
Essen
Mannheim
Regensburg
Regensburg-Burgweinting
Winterthur
Puteaux
Molsheim
Brussels
Tilburg
Milan
Treviso
Bari
Rome
Turin
Vienna
Madrid
Lisbon
Athens
Drammen
Copenhagen
Helsingfors
Stockholm
Prague
Warsaw
Pabjanice
Nové Zámky
Maybrook, NY
Buenos Aires
Córdoba
Osasco
Guayquil
Mexico City, Naculpan
Mexico City, Tezpotlan
Booysens
Alberton
Gurabo
Tangerang
Smolensk
Taipei
Panwol
Kakegawa
Malacca
Penang
Sonepat
Foshan
Osram-GEC Brush, Lane-Fox, Robertson
General Electric Company of England
General Electric Company of England
General Electric Company of England
General Electric Company of England
General Electric Company of England
Tungstalite
Tungstalite
British Sealed Beams
Electric Lamp Manufacturers Association
Electric Lamp Manufacturers Association
Electric Lamp Manufacturers Association
GEC Glassworks
Glass Bulbs Ltd.
Lamp Metals Ltd.
Lamp Caps Ltd.
Lumifax Phosphors Ltd.
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Australia
New Zealand
South Africa
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Hammersmith
Wembley
Shaw
Team Valley
St. Helens
Perivale
Farringdon
Hoxton
Corby
Hamilton
Miramar
South Africa
Lemington-on-Tyne Glass
Wembley Glass & Metals
Harworth Glass
Chesterfield Glass
Gateshead Metals
Sylvania NILCO
Hygrade
Sylvania
Sylvania
Sylvania
Sylvania
Sylvania
Sylvania
Sylvania
Sylvania
Sylvania
Sylvania
Sylvania
Corning Glass
Sylvania
Sylvania
Sylvania
Sylvania
Sylvania
Sylvania
Sylvania
Sylvania
Sylvania
Sylvania + Thorn
Endura-Viking Lamps
Sylvania
Glass Bulbs Ltd.
Visseaux
ITT Claude, Paz et Silva
ITT Claude
Claude
Vitality Lamps (VCH)
Alba Lamps
Havells
Havells
Havells
Havells
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
Canada
Mexico
Brazil
Brazil
Colombia
Costa Rica
Germany
Belgium
Italy
Italy
England
England
England
France
France
France
New Zealand
England
Germany
India
India
India
India
St. Mary's, PA
Salem, MA - Loring Avenue
Salem, MA - Boston Street
Winchester, KY
Danvers, MA - Sylvan Street
Danvers, MA - Lighting Center
Versailles, KY
Manchester, NH
Exeter, NH
Hillsboro, NH
Montoursville, PA
Central Falls, RI
Towanda, PA
Wellsboro, PA
Drummondville
Juarez
Rio de Janeiro
Vinhedo
Bogota
Costa Rica
Erlangen
Tienen
Marcianise
Vicenza
Charlestown
Shipley
Harworth
Lyon
Reims
Gretz
Panmurey
Bury St. Edmunds
Bamberg
Faridabad
Haridwar
Neemrana
Noida