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Bulbs Collection

Background imageBulbs Collection: Worlds Largest Living Christmas Tree - Wilmington

Worlds Largest Living Christmas Tree - Wilmington
Worlds Largest Living Christmas Tree - Hilton Park, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA. A three hundred year old Live Oak tree lighted with 4000 bulbs - a popular toursit attraction in Wilmington

Background imageBulbs Collection: Royal Ediswan, Edison and Swan United Electric Light Company 1919

Royal Ediswan, Edison and Swan United Electric Light Company 1919

Background imageBulbs Collection: Robertson Light Bulbs

Robertson Light Bulbs
Long life bulbs are nothing new - the Robertson incandescent electric lamp promises you long life and a saving of current into the bargain !

Background imageBulbs Collection: Advert for Amorphophallus Campanulatus, plant seeds 1891

Advert for Amorphophallus Campanulatus, plant seeds 1891
Amorphophallus Campanulatus, two or three feet across, with spotted stem which rises several feet and unfolds at the top an umbel of beautiful palm-like foliage which spreads out several feet like an

Background imageBulbs Collection: Advert, Mazda light bulbs and lamps

Advert, Mazda light bulbs and lamps
Advert, Mazda Light Bulbs and Lamps, with circus clowns Date: 1952

Background imageBulbs Collection: Springbok Hunting, South Africa

Springbok Hunting, South Africa
Various depictions of the process of Springbok hunting by Bushmen in South Africa. We see their camps, lookout spots, methods of using bow and arrow or dogs, stalking ostriches

Background imageBulbs Collection: Advert for Osram light bulbs, made by the General Electric Company. Date: 1954

Advert for Osram light bulbs, made by the General Electric Company. Date: 1954

Background imageBulbs Collection: Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, illuminated by Philips bulbs

Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, illuminated by Philips bulbs
The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, illuminated using Philips lightbulbs Date: 1910s

Background imageBulbs Collection: Osram light bulbs

Osram light bulbs
Advertisement for Osram light bulbs. Date: 1928

Background imageBulbs Collection: Market Reports Illustrated

Market Reports Illustrated
Lisse is a town in the Netherlands, southwest of Amsterdam. Its known for the Keukenhof garden, which has millions of spring-flowering Hyacinth bulbs. Date: 1907

Background imageBulbs Collection: Hyacinthus Orientalis (Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus Orientalis (Hyacinth)
Hyacinthus Orientalis, also known as common hyacinth, garden hyacinth and Dutch hyacinth, drawn by Basilius Besler (1561-1629)

Background imageBulbs Collection: Joseph Swan

Joseph Swan
Sir Joseph Wilson Swan (1828-1914), English chemist, inventor and industrialist. As well as inventing the dry plate photographic process

Background imageBulbs Collection: Royal Wedding 1947. Princess Elizabeth arrives for rehearsal

Royal Wedding 1947. Princess Elizabeth arrives for rehearsal
Princess Elizabeth arrives at Westminster Abbey for the rehearsal of her wedding to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten and runs the gauntlet of press photographers. Date: 1947

Background imageBulbs Collection: The Treasure by George Studdy

The Treasure by George Studdy
Bonzo, the comic canine creation of George Studdy, digs up countless bulbs which have been carefully planted in a garden border in an effort to retrieve his bone

Background imageBulbs Collection: Interior view, Stock Exchange, New York City, USA

Interior view, Stock Exchange, New York City, USA
Interior view, an alcove of the Stock Exchange, New York City, USA. Date: circa 1898

Background imageBulbs Collection: Tabby kitten with light bulb

Tabby kitten with light bulb
Unusual Friends - tabby kitten holding on tightly to a light bulb, probably inside a standard lamp. 1950s

Background imageBulbs Collection: Field of Hyacinths and old Dutch Farmhouse, The Netherlands

Field of Hyacinths and old Dutch Farmhouse, The Netherlands
Field of colourful Hyacinths and an old Dutch Farmhouse, The Netherlands. Anthony C. Van der Schoots Bulbfarms, Hillegom, The Netherlands. Date: 1936

Background imageBulbs Collection: Advert for Paz & Silva electrical household items 1913

Advert for Paz & Silva electrical household items 1913
French electrical household items: light bulbs, ornate chandeliers, irons, curling iron, kettles, Russian coffee maker, radiators, heaters Date: 1913

Background imageBulbs Collection: Neon Tube Oscillator

Neon Tube Oscillator
A Neon Tube Rhythmic Oscillator, an ingenious instrument to enable testing of telephonic equipment to be carried out direct from the telephone exchange. Date: March 1933

Background imageBulbs Collection: Advert for Tantalus lamps 1910

Advert for Tantalus lamps 1910
Three million Tantalus lamps are functioning in France alone - unlike modern bulbs, they never go out, they never die ! 1910

Background imageBulbs Collection: Advert for Mappin & Webb electic candelabras 1906

Advert for Mappin & Webb electic candelabras 1906
Fitted electric candelabras. Date: 1906

Background imageBulbs Collection: Branching melanthium, with many small lilac

Branching melanthium, with many small lilac flowers, bulbs and root, Ornithoglossum viride.. Handcolored copperplate engraving from a botanical illustration by Sydenham Edwards from William Curtiss

Background imageBulbs Collection: Advert for Osram lamps, installed on Queen Mary Ocean Liner

Advert for Osram lamps, installed on Queen Mary Ocean Liner
Advertising that Osram lamps were fitted upon the Queen Mary Ocean Liner. Date: 1936

Background imageBulbs Collection: Home Gardening magazine, September 1932

Home Gardening magazine, September 1932
Front cover of Home Gardening magazine advising readers to start planting their bulb bowls now in order to ensure a vibrant display of hyacinths indoors over winter. Date: 1932

Background imageBulbs Collection: Fuel for domestic appliances by G. H. Davis

Fuel for domestic appliances by G. H. Davis
Your fuel target: details that will help in planning economy during the Second World War, so that fuel rationing can be avoided

Background imageBulbs Collection: How Does My Garden Grow? by Muriel Dawson

How Does My Garden Grow? by Muriel Dawson -- a little boy tends his springtime bulbs, watched by a robin on a branch. Date: 1942

Background imageBulbs Collection: Signs of Spring by Muriel Dawson

Signs of Spring by Muriel Dawson -- a little boy looks at some sprouting bulbs in a plant pot. Date: 1941

Background imageBulbs Collection: Flower-Pot Garden by Muriel Dawson

Flower-Pot Garden by Muriel Dawson -- a little girl with a watering can, watched by a robin. Date: 1946

Background imageBulbs Collection: Little child with bulbs by Muriel Dawson

Little child with bulbs by Muriel Dawson
A little child planning to plant some bulbs, by Muriel Dawson. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageBulbs Collection: Home Gardening magazine, October 1928

Home Gardening magazine, October 1928
Front cover of Home Gardening magazine featuring a lady on plant up of bowl with bulbs. Advice on how to achieve good blooms and strong foliage is contained inside. Date: 1928

Background imageBulbs Collection: Blackpool, Lancashire - Illuminated Butterfly

Blackpool, Lancashire - Illuminated Butterfly Date: circa 1920s

Background imageBulbs Collection: Blackpool, Lancashire - Illuminated Lifeboat

Blackpool, Lancashire - Illuminated Lifeboat Date: circa 1920s

Background imageBulbs Collection: Small boys clamouring for free plants and shrubs

Small boys clamouring for free plants and shrubs. The London County Council made an annual gift of surplus bulbs and bedding plants to poor people living near one of the parks. circa 1911

Background imageBulbs Collection: Advert for Mazda light bulbs

Advert for Mazda light bulbs
Beauty enriched by light. Young ballerina on stage being lite up by Mazda bulbs. Date: 1929

Background imageBulbs Collection: People in a cafe

People in a cafe, sitting at tables and serving behind the counter. The lighting comes from bare, unshaded lightbulbs. circa 1940s

Background imageBulbs Collection: Watering Bulbs Indoors

Watering Bulbs Indoors
A young mother waters bulbs while her daughter watches


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