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Catalog Number 98.0020.010
Title AMINCO Spectronoline Quartz Pencil Mercury Lamp, J4-8176
Description .01-02: Plastic hinged case with black bottom, clear top. AMINCO sticker is over original BLE (Black Light Eastern) information. Has 1976 date on it. Inside is black plastic. Lamp has cord with two prong ends, long black part and silver colored case for mercury bulb.
.03: heavy textured metal, gray. Bottom rusting. Rectangular. Top has maker’s silver sticker. Front has switch and outlet to cord which ends in white plastic three-prong. Also maker’s silver sticker. Back has power cord.

98.0020.010.01 Quartz pencil lamp (mercury lamp)
98.0020.010.02 Plastic case
98.0020.010.03 Oriel Corp. of America Calibration Lamp, Model C-73-16
Object Name Lamp, Mercury
Date 1976
Collection Berger Collection
Accession number 98.0020.010
Caption AMINCO Spectronoline Quartz Pencil Mercury Lamp, J4-8176
Catalog date 2003-01-16
Catalog type History
Provenance Used in Dr. Robert Berger’s lab in LTD, NHLBI while developing several instruments and at his lab at WRAIR. It was used for calibrating spectrophotometers, fluorometers, and provided a light source for optical instrumentation. Metals ionize producing light. The mercury lamp produces known bands of light so it is used to calibrate --it goes where the cuvette would go. From "AMINCO Fluorescence Accessories," AMINCO, 1977, page 38: "This Mercury Lamp accessory provides an inexpensive, accurate, and rapid means for calibrating the emission monochromator of the AMINCO-Bowman SPF and the SPF-125 unit. The attachment consists of a quartz-jacketed mercury lamp (J4-8176), a power transformer (J4-8177), and top cover. The small, low-pressure mercury discharge lamp provides a strong source of monochromatic wavelengths of the mercury line spectra."
Other Name Mercury Lamp For Spf
Number of images 2
Updated 2017-02-16
Condition Very Good
Organizations NIH; NHLBI, Laboratory of Technical Development
NIH Property # none
Old NIH Property # none
Serial # none
People Berger, Robert L.
Bowman, Robert L.