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    Posted 10 months ago

    Oberlinmom
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    Found this in the rafters of our home. There are two tiny holes for filaments nothing remains in the bulb. There is a number 3 stamped into the glass. It's heavy and the glass is textured. It's 7 inches tip to tip and 4 inches across. Any ideas about it's purpose and age would be wonderful.

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    Comments

    1. slackjack, 10 months ago
      What are firmaments ? That is a float for a toilet tank .
    2. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 10 months ago
      Agree w/ slackjack, definitely not a light bulb. Toilet tank float seems a much more likely purpose for it, given the pics/description. Cool thing anyways?! :-) :-)
    3. Oberlinmom, 10 months ago
      I don't think it would be a tank float. I corrected the misspelling. The tiny holes would fit filaments.
    4. keramikos keramikos, 10 months ago
      Oberlinmom, Cool.

      Apparently, glass toilet tank floats were common at one time:

      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/could-there-be-a-treasure-in-your-toilet/

      Who knew? Not me.
    5. Vynil33rpm Vynil33rpm, 10 months ago
      Why Captain dry-land is firmament
      A float , I would love to see
      the whole toilet contraption working with
      Floyd the Plumber
      Even if it’s a Pink Floyd
      Or Floyd the Barber

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