Posted 11 years ago
This is a total mystery to me and all my friends.
It is approx 12ins long.
It has silver tips to each end. One end has a very tiny hook attached.
The "bottom" has a small tube billowing out to a bulb shape. The "top" end is more elongated. Both ends have a wire running through which finishes at the necks, which appear to be sealed from the main body.
The main body widens out from the narrow neck, then narrows again at the other end. It contains a green/yellow spirally shaped thing winding round a clear shaped ???? what ????.
Guesses range from - a difusser - an antique light bulb - an apprentice practice piece - a neon bulb.
I can't even begin to think what it might be.
Where would I start looking for this? I have spent hours researching all the above suggestions.
Someone from another forum has just said it's a GEISSLER tube. What on Earth is one of them?