Vintage 1940's Set Of 8 Noma C-6 Christmas Biscuit Bubble Lights With Box-no.508 For Sale
Vintage 1940's Set of8 Noma C-6 Christmas Biscuit Bubble Lights
Working with the Original Box - Cat. No. 508
Including a Purple Bubble Light
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THIS COMES FROM A SMOKE-FREE HOME
A LITTLE HISTORY
These NOMA bubble lights consist of a glass tube filled with a chemical called methylene chloride and a plastic base that holds a light bulb in close contact with the tube. The earliest NOMA bubble lights had glass slugs inside the tubes, to help activate and spread out the bubbles.The chemical had a low boiling point and would bubble from the heat of your hand or in the sunlight.The colored liquid in the tube could becometinted.Purple was the rarest color due to its short 3 years of production. Sometimes the purple fluid was so dark thatthe bubbling action did not show very well. Some blue colors also were this way. It was discovered that the slugs were not really needed, and after 1949 they were no longer used.
This is a Pre 1949 set of9 C-6 NOMA Biscuit Bubble Lights. These all have the glass slugs inside the tube. One rare purple light is included with the set. This set is marked Cat. No. 509 on the end of the box. The set operates in series, which means when one bulb burns out or becomes loose, they all go out. If you use a dimmer device with this set, you can preserve the bulbs a lot longer.
Note: These are all original bubble lights -no reproductions. The bases and tubes are original. There is no indication that any bulbs were replaced.
These bubble lights appear to be in Very Good Condition. They all work and bubble. Thepurple bubble light is included. There is no evidence of any repairs. There is no melting or chips. The one on the right with the blue tube has some light showing through an opening where the seam is not sealed betweenthe 2 halves. Thesockets and plug are black. Theplug has NOMA embossed on it, and there is a place on itto plug in another string of lights. There is a protective cover on the plug. The "UL" tag is missing.The soft flexible cord isgreen.Metal clips are affixed to the sockets to help hold the bubble lights straight on the tree branches.There is some oxidation on the clips.
The box is in Fair Condition. It is a display type box which requires following the directions on the bottom for displaying. It appears that this was never done. The lid has a piece missing above the "O" in NOMA. There is a tear at the top near the middle and another tear on the flap that tucks in at the front. There is a stain on the left side of the lid above "UB" in BUBBLE. There are stains on the underside of the lid. There is an old price sticker on the left edge.See the pictures. There is tape residue on the bottom.No tape was used to repair the box.There is some soiling, surface, edge and corner wear.The underside of the lid also shows soiling. The insert isnice. The Box is 14" x 7-1/2" x 1-5/8".
Please ask questions. I may have missed describing something.
Preserving vintage Christmas is our top priority. No reproduction pieces are used. We make vintage sets work again. This is not always possible due to shortage of vintage parts. If this happens we will sell an item "AS IS". Some items may be best for onlydisplaying and not handling roughly, as a lot of items are delicate and damage easily. Bulbs may not be original to the set, but we try our best to use original bulbs, from the knowledge and inventory we have.
Check my other items for sale. Multiple sale buys could save you $$$ with combined shipping. If there are any questions please email me. I do combine shipping on multiple sale buys when possible. Thanks for offerding/looking. 13.9 oz.
PAYMENT TERMS & CONDITIONS
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I reserve the right to cancel your offer.
Buyer pays actual shipping plus a small handling fee for packing materials.
Items under $50.00will not be insured.
If you request Insurance, I will add it to the shipping amount. Insurance for under $50.00 is $1.95.
Items selling $50.00 or more will be insured at my expense.
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E-mail contact is expected within three days of sale end, and payment is expected within seven days of sale Please give me advance notice when you offer, if you will not be able to contact me in 3 days after the sale, or make the payment in 7 days after the sale. Thanks!
This item will be shipped STANDARD POST MAIL through USPS within the USA. This shows up as Parcel Select, which I cannot purchase at this time. The amount I am giving below may be a little higher than what you will be Total cost for shipping will be for 2 LBS. from zip code 17032 to your zip code. A $.50 handling fee will also be charged. Shipping + Handling in the U.S.A. will range from $6.30 to $10.29(on the west coast). PRIORITY MAIL will also be an option from $6.30 to $11.75(on the west coast). If you need help in figuring the postage before the sale ends, feel free to email me with your zip code or foreign country and I will give you the amount. Foreign countries should ask for the shipping costs before offerding. Paypal will be the only payment accepted from International buyers.
International Buyers - Please Note: Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to offerding/buying.
Note: Postage rates may seem high. I think they are a deal when I am looking for that certain item I cannot find. If I travel 120 miles and get 30 miles per gallon, I used 4 gallons of gasoline. This costs me $14.00 if gasoline is $3.50 per gallon. For $14.00 I can ship a4 pound package Parcel Post from Harrisburg, Pa to California.
The majority of the items listed were acquired from sales, estate sales, and garage sales. Some items are from down-sizing of our personal collections. We live in a smoke free home and try to buy items with no odors. If there is a concern about the odor of the item, please contact us. Some paper items may have an odor. Please don't wait until the last minute to ask any questions, as we may not be available to answer at the last minute. Thanks for offerding/looking.
I ACCEPT PAYMENT THROUGH PAYPAL
I also allow pick-up or can make a delivery with-in 50 miles.You can pay me through Paypal or by Cashwhen delivery is made. No Checks Please. On Feb-20-13 at 12:52:27 PST, seller added the following information:
I am soooo sorry. The title and heading are correct. There is an error in the first paragraph of my description. The set is an 8 light set No. 508 with slugs, not a 9 light set No. 509.
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Vintage 1940's Set Of 8 Noma C-6 Christmas Biscuit Bubble Lights With Box-no.508: