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Location DB > Canada > Ontario > Ottawa > Mid Canada Line Test Fence Site 012 > Mutt's first trip in. > QD0061013.JPG

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Fancy flourescent light fixture sitting disused on the floor.
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Posted by nel58 1/31/2006 10:46 PM | remove
  Ah,they knew how to embellish even the most borring fluorescent light...There are fixtures similar to this in the Montreal malt Plant..
Posted by rgra66 7/23/2006 3:20 AM | remove
  Art deco?
Posted by Mutt 7/25/2006 10:51 AM | remove
  Late ArtDeco. This place seems to have been built in very late 40's so my guess is it may have been put in here as surplus. But when did flourescent lighting begin? I thought it was later than that.
Posted by Charlie_Dunver 7/29/2006 2:34 AM | remove
  The earliest ancestor of the fluorescent lamp is probably the device by Heinrich Geissler who, in 1856, obtained a bluish glow from a gas which had been sealed in a tube and excited with an induction coil. Though he is remembered as a physicist, Geissler was trained as a glassblower......General Electric later bought Germer's patent and under the direction of George Inman brought the fluorescent lamp to wide commercial use by 1938.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluorescent_lighting
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