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1940 Original Italian Poster, Osram Advertisement - Lightbulbs

$100.00
  • 1940 Original Italian Poster, Osram Advertisement - Lightbulbs

Unknown

1940 Original Italian Poster, Osram Advertisement - Lightbulbs

$100.00
Date: 1940s
Size: 
13 x 15.5 inches (matted), 6.5 x 8.5 inches (image)
Artist: Unknown 

A charming vintage poster from one of the most significant manufacturers of lighting products in the world and a little Osram trivia:

About Osram: 

Our friends at Wikipedia tell us that, "In 1906 the Osram incandescent lamp was developed by Carl Auer von Weisbach. The British General Electric Company imported Osram filaments for their production of light bulbs. In 1919 Auergesellschaft, Siemens & Halske and Allgemeine Elektrizitäts-Gesellschaft (AEG) combined their electric-lamp production with the formation of the company Osram.

The "Osram" name is derived from osmium and Wolfram (German for tungsten, also used in English), as both these elements were commonly used for lighting filaments at the time the company was founded. The brand name of OSRAM was "born" in 1906 and registered by the Deutsche Gasglühlicht-Anstalt (also known as Auer-Gesellschaft). 

The rest, as they say, is history!

This period advertisement was recently matted and is ready to frame.