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Post# 756106   5/10/2014 at 14:37 (2,111 days old) by 58limited (Port Arthur, Texas)        

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Our local vintage lighting store, in business since 1913, is closing. Everything is on clearance and has been picked over pretty hard but they have several cases of New Old Stock GE Glow Bright C7 Christmas bulbs.

 

I have no need for them and know very little about them value-wise but I know several here on AW.org use these bulbs. If anybody wants them, I can front the money to buy them and ship them to you, you can reimburse me through paypal or money order.  The owner said he would sell them for $0.40 per carton - 4 bulbs per carton or $0.10 per bulb. There are 240 bulbs per case so that comes to $24.00 per case. I bet I could get a discount if I bought a bunch of them. I didn't get a count of how many cases are available in each color. I don't know how old the bulbs are but the packaging looks like the Glow Bright packages in the picture below.

 

Send me a message if you want any of these bulbs.

 

 





Post# 756118 , Reply# 1   5/10/2014 at 15:47 (2,111 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

OOH! OOH, I would like to buy 4 blue bulbs and will pay you handsomely for the trouble and the shipping.

Thank you very much for announcing this sale, even though it is sad to hear of such a wonderful place closing.


Post# 756120 , Reply# 2   5/10/2014 at 15:53 (2,111 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

On a related topic, does anyone remember when there were yellow C-7 bulbs? I have an ad somewhere touting the difference they made on a tree. My favorites were the GE bulbs with the ceramic coating under the glass. When the red bulbs were not lighted, they looked sorta salmon colored, but when they were on, they were a very rich red.

Post# 756126 , Reply# 3   5/10/2014 at 16:22 (2,111 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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David, I'd be interested in purchasing a case of mixed colours (red, yellow, blue, and green if possible).   I've been gathering a bunch of GE C7 light strings, so I could have a truly all-GE tree at some point!!


Post# 756127 , Reply# 4   5/10/2014 at 16:23 (2,111 days old) by Circlew (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

I have several packages of the GE bulbs in both C-7 & C-9 that are in packaging like that. I think I bought them sometime in the mid or late 80's. They are US made.

Post# 756137 , Reply# 5   5/10/2014 at 17:57 (2,111 days old) by 58limited (Port Arthur, Texas)        

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OK, looks like I need to go claim 2 cases of mix and match: one red yellow blue and green and another of red blue green and white. Plus some blue bulbs for Tom (you don't have to pay me handsomely, just what I spend. I'm already handsome Smile ). I didn't look at all of the colors so I don't know if they have all of them. I'll get back with everyone, I won't get back there until Wednesday.

 

Anyone else?


Post# 756231 , Reply# 6   5/11/2014 at 01:57 (2,111 days old) by Supersuds (Knoxville, Tenn.)        

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I could use a couple cartons each of red, yellow and green. Many thanks for offering. I found some Chinese-made replacements last year but they don't look quite right.

Post# 756235 , Reply# 7   5/11/2014 at 02:38 (2,111 days old) by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        
58limited...

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i would be interested in some of these bulbs too.
i would like all of the colors (blue, red, green) especially if they have these colors:
yellow
white
orange

please get back to me & let me know if they have the;
yellow
white
orange

or what colors they have.

i think that would work out to like 10 cartons of each color, if they have the 6 colors and 4 bulbs per carton. right??

thank you so much for the heads up & the kind offer. i look forward to hearing from you real soon.


Post# 756243 , Reply# 8   5/11/2014 at 05:32 (2,110 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
OOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHH

What an offer Thanks for sharing with all of us. I want a case of each color, I might add more to the wishlist later I have contacted two other christmas colectors. Thanks Donald of Hans&Donald

Post# 756245 , Reply# 9   5/11/2014 at 05:44 (2,110 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
To turquoisedude

Let me know what wires/sets you need and I will see what I can spare and send to you. 10 light sets/ 15 light sets 25 light sets these would be GE sets. Donald of Hans&Donald

Post# 756251 , Reply# 10   5/11/2014 at 06:46 (2,110 days old) by 58limited (Port Arthur, Texas)        

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Ok, I'll go next week with a list and see what colors they have. There were about 7+ cases sitting on the floor when I went the other day but I was told they had more in back. If they don't have as many as I get requests for, I'll fill requests in the order in which the requests were made.


Post# 756278 , Reply# 11   5/11/2014 at 09:31 (2,110 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        
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Thank you for the kind offer for the GE light strings!!  But not to worry, I have LOTS in my stash of Christmas goodies (which look like a drop in the ocean compared to your collection!).  I have managed to amass 3 of the 25-light strings, 5 of the 15-light, and 4 of the 7-light; they all have that 'last socket connector' that I always thought was a great idea, too.   Thank you again for the generous offer, though!!


Post# 756355 , Reply# 12   5/11/2014 at 17:39 (2,110 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
Turquoisedude

LOL LOL LOL My collection isn't anything special, just a bunch of old Christmas stuff.

Post# 756600 , Reply# 13   5/12/2014 at 19:42 (2,109 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        
C-6

David, by any chance do they have any of the C-6 series type bulbs (in any colors). I would like 4 or 5 packages if they do.

Post# 756606 , Reply# 14   5/12/2014 at 20:00 (2,109 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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OOH! OOH!  If there are any C6 bulbs, I'm interested, too!!


Post# 756618 , Reply# 15   5/12/2014 at 21:17 (2,109 days old) by 58limited (Port Arthur, Texas)        

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I didn't see any but didn't look for them.


Post# 756716 , Reply# 16   5/13/2014 at 10:48 (2,108 days old) by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        
David...

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I can use 3 cartons each of any color available, except white, if possible.
We've been using strictly C-7 stings on our ~7' tree every year since 1971, and need to replace bulbs every year.

We still use the big C-9s outside too, they make the little mini bulbs everone else uses look wimpy!


Post# 756730 , Reply# 17   5/13/2014 at 12:03 (2,108 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Roger, if you will put the lights on a dimmer they will almost never burn out. You don't have to dim them much at all to make them burn cooler and last longer. I put the dimmer on the extension cord and it worked fine.

David, If you find any C 6 bulbs, I want pink and blue, 10 or 12 bulbs of each, please.


Post# 756789 , Reply# 18   5/13/2014 at 18:11 (2,108 days old) by 58limited (Port Arthur, Texas)        

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I went to the shop today and bought all of their C-7 bulbs. They only had blue, green, and very few red bulbs available. They had no C-6 bulbs but I did buy the C-9 bulbs they had as well - they are actually C-9 1/4, I don't know what the "1/4" means. They also had some C-7 1/2 bulbs. All of these boxes are dusty, I'll knock some off but I'm not going to make too much effort Smile

 

Here are the quantities of each color:

 

C-7

 

1 carton = 4 bulbs; 1 case = 60 cartons or 240 bulbs. Cost is $.10 per bulb, or $0.40 per carton of four, or $24.00 per case of 240 bulbs + shipping.

 

Blue: 6 cases plus 42 cartons plus 3 bulbs

Green: 6 cases plus 2  cartons plus 2 bulbs

Red: 54 cartons plus 2 bulbs - I will divide most these among the people who asked for mix and match cases.

 

 

 

C-7 1/2

 

1 case = 25 cartons or 100 bulbs. Cost is the same per bulb and carton as the C-7 bulbs. A case would be $10.00 plus shipping.

 

Clear red: 2 cases  plus 15 cartons

Clear blue: 2 cartons

 

 

 

C-9 1/4

 

1 case = 25 cartons of four, or 100 bulbs. Same cost as C-7 1/2 bulbs.

 

Green: 1 case plus 21 cartons

 

 

 

 

Here are the orders I have so far, please check for accuracy and let me know of any changes - please send your zipcode when you reply so I can calculate shipping costs:

 

D-Jones: 1 case mix and match

 

Tomturbomatic: 3 cartons blue and one of green and one of red.

 

Turquoisedude: 1 case mix and match

 

Supersuds: 2 cartons each of red and green

 

Hippiedoll: 10 cartons each red, blue, green

 

Norgeway: 1 case each color

 

Firedome: 3 cartons red, blue, green

 

 

 

 

 

 




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Post# 756790 , Reply# 19   5/13/2014 at 18:28 (2,108 days old) by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        
Hippiedoll: 10 cartons each red, blue, green

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so does that make my total $12 + shipping??

please get back to me & let me know.

also, if you have a paypal account, send me an invoice to my email so that i can pay you through there. or if you email me the email address you have registered with paypal, i can send you the money like "friends & family", so no fees are taken out.

thank you david/58limited.


Post# 756796 , Reply# 20   5/13/2014 at 19:04 (2,108 days old) by 58limited (Port Arthur, Texas)        

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Post# 756955 , Reply# 21   5/14/2014 at 15:25 (2,107 days old) by 58limited (Port Arthur, Texas)        

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All of the orders above are boxed and ready to ship.

 

There are no more red bulbs and all of the C-9 1/4 bulbs are gone too. If anyone else wants some of these bulbs, I have several cases of green and blue C-7 bulbs left.


Post# 756962 , Reply# 22   5/14/2014 at 16:40 (2,107 days old) by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        
GRRREAT!!!

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just waiting for you to send me a paypal invoice & i'll make my payment to you david/58limited.

thank you so much!!!

:o)


Post# 756965 , Reply# 23   5/14/2014 at 16:50 (2,107 days old) by 58limited (Port Arthur, Texas)        

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Christina/Hippiedoll,

 

I need your shipping address for a shipping quote before i can send an invoice.

 

David




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Post# 756982 , Reply# 24   5/14/2014 at 17:47 (2,107 days old) by PeterH770 (Marietta, GA)        

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Any Merry Twinkle bulbs or the Satin bulbs?

Post# 756983 , Reply# 25   5/14/2014 at 17:49 (2,107 days old) by 58limited (Port Arthur, Texas)        
Any Merry Twinkle bulbs or the Satin bulbs?

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Sorry, they don't have any.


Post# 756992 , Reply# 26   5/14/2014 at 18:51 (2,107 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

The following link has interesting info about GE bulbs and sets, among others.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO CircleW's LINK


Post# 756998 , Reply# 27   5/14/2014 at 19:21 (2,107 days old) by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        
Sweet...

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and thanks David for undertaking this, we C-7 addicts are most appreciative, and surely it is a hassle, with little benefit for you, but we all, myself speaking for the rest of the folks here, very much appreciate it. How do you wish payment?

Post# 756999 , Reply# 28   5/14/2014 at 19:28 (2,107 days old) by 58limited (Port Arthur, Texas)        
Firedome,

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If you wish to pay by paypal, my e-mail address is limited58@gt.rr.com; you can use the "send money to friends and family" method, that way paypal won't charge any fees. Since I'm not marking these bulbs up I think that is fair. If you wish to send a check or money order, I can send my address via personal message or e-mail.

 

I need your address to calculate shipping costs.


Post# 757000 , Reply# 29   5/14/2014 at 19:32 (2,107 days old) by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        
David...

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frankly I think your price is too low, given your effort of fullfilling all these orders...
If you have the quantity available I'd take 10 cartons each of blue/green/red or whatever you are able to do.


Post# 757002 , Reply# 30   5/14/2014 at 19:34 (2,107 days old) by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        
My zip for shipping cost:

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13760



Post# 757003 , Reply# 31   5/14/2014 at 19:39 (2,107 days old) by 58limited (Port Arthur, Texas)        
Firedome,

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I only have the three cartons of red that I set aside for you earlier, but I have plenty of blue and green. I'll box them all up and get you a quote.

 

 




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Post# 757077 , Reply# 32   5/15/2014 at 01:00 (2,107 days old) by Supersuds (Knoxville, Tenn.)        

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Thanks! This is very cheap imho and a great example of AW.org friendliness.

If I ever find a mint Foodarama I'll let you know! ;)


Post# 757230 , Reply# 33   5/15/2014 at 20:20 (2,106 days old) by 58limited (Port Arthur, Texas)        

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Firedome - I e-mailed a shipping quote to you last night, just need your complete address

Hippiedoll - I sent three e-mails and replied in posts above, I need your shipping address for a shipping quote before I can send a paypal invoice.


Post# 757294 , Reply# 34   5/15/2014 at 21:37 (2,106 days old) by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        
58limited...

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i replied to your email & sent you my complete shipping address 2 times???
i will go to my email & check again.....
hmmmm???


Post# 757296 , Reply# 35   5/15/2014 at 21:58 (2,106 days old) by 58limited (Port Arthur, Texas)        

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I checked my main server, none of your e-mails are in my inbox or spam folder, don't know what happened to them but I haven't received them. Post your zipcode here, that is all I need for a quote, then you can send your address through paypal when you pay. I'll post your totals here and you can pay me via paypal's "send money to friends and family" using my e-mail address: limited58@gt.rr.com

 

Ain't technology grand? Not the first time I've had this happen, haven't figured out why.


Post# 757401 , Reply# 36   5/16/2014 at 12:27 (2,105 days old) by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        
thanks 58limited...

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my zipcode is:
85705


Post# 757407 , Reply# 37   5/16/2014 at 12:42 (2,105 days old) by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        
David -

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got it, many thanks, will send you an eMail reply, best Roger

Post# 757523 , Reply# 38   5/16/2014 at 17:40 (2,105 days old) by 58limited (Port Arthur, Texas)        
Hippiedoll

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Bulbs are $12.00, shipping is $9.11, total is $21.11.

 

David


Post# 757705 , Reply# 39   5/17/2014 at 15:41 (2,104 days old) by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        
58limited

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thank you....

i will go through the posts on here and get your email address to make my paypal payment to you.

i'll message you when i've completed the paypal payment.

thank you again for your great offer of selling these vintage christmas lights 58limited!!

:o)


Post# 757707 , Reply# 40   5/17/2014 at 15:52 (2,104 days old) by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        
58limited

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i just sent you my paypal payment & have added my shipping address in the message area with the payment.

thank you so much david.

lovingly,
christina :o)
peace...


Post# 757742 , Reply# 41   5/17/2014 at 17:54 (2,104 days old) by 58limited (Port Arthur, Texas)        

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Thanks Christina, This will go out in the mail on Monday.

 

David


Post# 757932 , Reply# 42   5/18/2014 at 13:11 (2,103 days old) by 58limited (Port Arthur, Texas)        
Christina,

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Label is printed, box will go out tomorrow. I sent the tracking number to your e-mail.

 

David


Post# 757933 , Reply# 43   5/18/2014 at 13:12 (2,103 days old) by 58limited (Port Arthur, Texas)        

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Ok everyone,

 

I have several cases of green and blue bulbs - $24.00/case of 240 bulbs. Any takers?


Post# 758140 , Reply# 44   5/19/2014 at 15:24 (2,102 days old) by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        
Got the bulbs already

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thanks David!! Check went out this AM... I'm set for life now!

Post# 758155 , Reply# 45   5/19/2014 at 17:24 (2,102 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
Reply #26 - thank you very much!

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Helpful and fun links!

Post# 758165 , Reply# 46   5/19/2014 at 17:47 (2,102 days old) by 58limited (Port Arthur, Texas)        

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You're welcome, Roger.


Post# 758793 , Reply# 47   5/22/2014 at 01:13 (2,100 days old) by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        
58limited...

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hi david!!

i just wanted to let you know that i did get the box of c7 lightbulbs in my mail today.

thank you soooo much for selling these lightbulbs. i am very happy with my purchase.

YOU ARE "OUTTA SIGHT"!!!

;o)

thank you again.

lovingly,
christina/hippiedoll ;o)
peace...


Post# 759434 , Reply# 48   5/25/2014 at 09:39 (2,096 days old) by 58limited (Port Arthur, Texas)        

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Your Welcome, Christina.

 

OK, all orders have been paid for and shipped. I still have a few cases of green and blue bulbs plus several loose four bulb cartons. If anyone is interested or knows of anyone who is please contact me. I'll get an exact count later today and post it here.

 

As you can see, I have a lot of junk in my trunkSmile

 


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Post# 759889 , Reply# 49   5/27/2014 at 20:13 (2,094 days old) by 58limited (Port Arthur, Texas)        

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Here is the count of what I have left:

 

Blue C7 - four cases plus 36 cartons of 4 bulbs

 

Green C7 - three cases plus 73 cartons of 4 bulbs

 

Clear red C7 1/2 - two cases of 100 plus 15 cartons of 4 bulbs

 

I am listing these on ebay one case at a time for much more than I'm selling them to AW members. If anyone wants any let me know ASAP and I'll save some for you at the prices quoted above.


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Post# 759960 , Reply# 50   5/28/2014 at 05:25 (2,093 days old) by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        
David

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PM sent.

Ken


Post# 759965 , Reply# 51   5/28/2014 at 06:28 (2,093 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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I had to share that I got my order last week and these bulbs are just amazing!  I was flooded with memories of the annual bulb replacement shopping trip I did every year with my father as soon they appeared on the shelves of the Canadian Tire store near where I grew up.  We saved up our Canadian Tire 'money' during the year for these purchases.

 

David, thank you again for letting us know about these bulbs!  


Post# 760047 , Reply# 52   5/28/2014 at 15:09 (2,093 days old) by 58limited (Port Arthur, Texas)        
You're Welcome, Paul

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I filled Ken's order but I'm going to hold off on other orders now that the ebay auctions are up - there is a lot of interest there and I listed all of the complete cases so I'm going to let the auctions end before taking anymore orders here if they don't sell.


Post# 760622 , Reply# 53   5/31/2014 at 13:33 (2,090 days old) by fisherpaykel (BC Canada)        
c7`s and Christmas

I hope we will see photos of decorated trees this coming Christmas!

Post# 760667 , Reply# 54   5/31/2014 at 20:02 (2,090 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
WOW

I can't wait to use these new GE Christmas bulbs. David THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post# 768174 , Reply# 55   7/5/2014 at 12:20 (2,055 days old) by 58limited (Port Arthur, Texas)        
Sold out

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All of the bulbs have now been sold. I hope everyone here who bought them will have years of enjoyment from them.

Post# 768186 , Reply# 56   7/5/2014 at 13:56 (2,055 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Thanks again, David for all of your work to bring us the light bulbs. IF people will put them on a dimmer, even a slight reduction in the current flowing through the bulbs will make them last a much longer time. Instead of running so hot that you cannot touch one, they will be much cooler to the touch.

Post# 768199 , Reply# 57   7/5/2014 at 15:42 (2,055 days old) by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        
Tomturbomatic...

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thank you for the "dimmer" tip. i will look into getting one, to make thes vintage lightbulbs last longer.

and again, thank you 58limited, for buying out these vintage lightbulbs and offering them to all of us members here, at cost. that was really so sweet of you.

lots of love.......

:o)





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