Retro Christmas Image 2009: GE Christmas Lightbulbs

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GE Christmas Lightbulbs

This Christmas season at we thought it might be interesting to bring you a photo and a little information about some of the interesting retro Christmas items we have here in our offices. So for the next few weeks we’ll be featuring different retro Christmas items from our own collections. Please note these are shown here merely to entertain and inform. They are not for sale.

Here are three boxes of General Electric Christmas lightbulbs. These were made in the U.S.A. sometime in the late 50s to early 60s and were intended for outdoor use. They have a swirl shape and each bulb measures about 2 inches in height. The craftsmanship is very different from bulbs made today and they have a great semi-gloss finish. Many people still use bulbs like these for their Christmas decorating to get a great retro holiday look.