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buying antique light bulbs, tubes, and more...


I am currently buying interesting antique light bulbs, early vacuum tubes, sockets, switches, and more. Please contact me at with any items that you have for sale that you think I may be interested in.

Examples of items that I buy:

  • Domestic & foreign unusual tipped light bulbs from the early 1900s or older.
  • Paper literature pertaining to light bulbs manufactured around the turn of the century.
  • Antique electrical meters, switches, lamp sockets, etc.
  • Antique Christmas lamps, Matchless Wonder Stars, bubble lights, etc. (no figural bulbs).
  • Vintage Aerolux figural neon light bulbs and any literature pertaining to figural neon light bulbs.
  • Unusual or odd neon & argon lamps.
  • Light bulbs and fixtures with letters or numbers inside of them that glow when lit.
  • Vacuum tubes: Western Electric, pre 1920s radio tubes, feel welcome to email your tube list to me.
  • Vintage light bulb catalogs or books pertaining to old light bulbs.
  • Antique discharge tubes including Crookes and Geissler tubes.

In addition to the above tangible items, I'm always interested in learning more about the following companies that interest me. If you have any history to share about these companies, or others not listed here, please don't hesitate to email me and share your stories so that this important information may be kept alive.

  • Aerolux, Philip J. Kayatt & Harry Zaun (figural neon glow light bulbs)
  • Birdseye (figural neon glow light bulbs)
  • General Electric (GE)
  • Amglo during the 1930s / 1940s & Andrew F. Henninger (glow lamps)