University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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ca. 1933-1934 (9)

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Kaufmann & Fabry co. (4)
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[General Electric exhibit displaying different types of lamps used throughout human history. Exhibit
1. [General Electric exhibit displaying different types of lamps used throughout human history. Exhibit includes a stone lamp from ancient Babylonia; a crude saucer lamp from southern Europe; a bronze lamp from Rome; a Betty lamp used in colonial New England; a whale oil lamp likely used by an early Chicago family; Edison's first practical lamp; the "smallest lamp in the world," used for medical examination inside the human body; and the "largest lamp in the world," used for lighting airports, athletic fields, and in the motion picture industry.]
"Before they leave the factory, Mazda lamps are put through eleven exacting tests. Miss Gladys Armstrong
2. "Before they leave the factory, Mazda lamps are put through eleven exacting tests. Miss Gladys Armstrong demonstrates how it is done in the General Electric Exhibit."
"Built to demonstrate the use of light as an architectural element in the appearance of buildings, this
3. "Built to demonstrate the use of light as an architectural element in the appearance of buildings, this model city in the General Electric exhibit at A Century of Progress is complete to the stalled automobile being towed to a nearby garage."
"In General Electric's 'House of Magic' at the Century of Progress, the wonders of electrical science
4. "In General Electric's 'House of Magic' at the Century of Progress, the wonders of electrical science and research are demonstrated and explained by a staff of young engineers."

"Light and lighting present an interesting picture of progress in the incandescent lamp section of the
5. "Light and lighting present an interesting picture of progress in the incandescent lamp section of the General Electric Company exhibit at A Century of Progress."
"Mercury vapor and sodium vapor lamps are two of the important items shown in this exhibit of the General
6. "Mercury vapor and sodium vapor lamps are two of the important items shown in this exhibit of the General Electric Vapor Lamp Co., in the Electrical Building of the Century of Progress."
"The night is pierced with light - of every hue - waterfalls, lacy sprays, and light that shoots off
7. "The night is pierced with light - of every hue - waterfalls, lacy sprays, and light that shoots off high into the heavens! This display may be seen in the court of the Electrical Building."
"The Sight Meter Demonstration, which is on display as a part of the exhibit of the Electric Light and
8. "The Sight Meter Demonstration, which is on display as a part of the exhibit of the Electric Light and Power Industry on the second floor of the Electrical Building. [The visitor] can test his own eyesight and determine the amount of light necessary for reading matter and household tasks."

"Vapor lamps and lighting schemes they make possible form the theme of the General Electric Vapor Lamp
9. "Vapor lamps and lighting schemes they make possible form the theme of the General Electric Vapor Lamp Company exhibit at the Electrical Building at the Century of Progress."
   

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