INTERESTING AND RELATED LINKS
There is precious little
information available on the Web
about antique Christmas lights, which is one of the main reasons that I
built this site. Below,
however are links to some sites that I have found, including one to the
best antique light bulb site on the web: Kilokat's Antique Light Bulb
included a few e-mail links to experts and collectors in the field of
lighting, who will be more than happy to help you with questions or
on where to find a particular item you may want to buy. The references
help you locate some of the printed material available on the subject.
NOTE: The commercial links presented here are for the convenience of website visitors. No recommendation or endorsement by the webmaster should be inferred or construed.
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NOMA- Once the world's largest Christmas light manufacturer, this American company has been through some major changes since its formation in 1926. The NOMA name is currently a trademark owned by the Inliten Company, who has set up a small website with some interesting information about the NOMA company and its history. Click on the logo for their website.
NOMA UK- Here's a link to the United Kingdom version of NOMA, apparently completely independent from the American company. It's interesting to note the cultural differences denoted by the very different product lines offered by the two companies. Operating voltages are different (110 volts vs. 240) so the outfits are not interchangeable between countries without a bit of creative work. Also, safety standards are much higher in the UK than in the US, which results in heavier cables and somewhat higher prices. Click on the logo to get to the website.
YULE TIDE EXPRESSIONS- Here is a link to a new company that makes reproductions of the much sought after aluminum Christmas trees, offered in several sizes. They also offer a color wheel! Click on the logo to the right to pay them a visit.
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This is a nice site by Frank Wysong that is still under development , but already has lots of 1950s-1970s era lighting sets. The website pictures many of the lighting outfits not covered here. You can e-mail Frank , or click on the logo on the right to go to his website.
|Here's a link to a BRAND NEW SITE by fellow collector Don Crandall. Don has just begun work on the site, but already has lots of information and pictures for everyone to see. Be sure to check back often, as he has lots more to add. You can e-mail Don directly HERE, or click on the picture to the right to go to his website.|
|Kilokat's Antique Light Bulb Collector's Site -This site by Tim Tromp has everything you ever wanted to know about antique electric lighting, including a category devoted to Christmas lights. There are discussion and wanted boards, as well as a large archive section for those of you doing research. Simply put, a perfect website. Click on the logo to visit!|
Brenner, Author of
several books on Christmas collectibles -Bob is
an antique Christmas collector, and
the author of several
wonderful books on Christmas collecting, some of
which include Christmas Past, Christmas Revisited, and Christmas
Through The Decades. His books are extremely well written, and are full
fantastic information. You can contact Bob using the
ALL NEW!!! Bob has just released his latest work, entitled Christmas: 1940-1959. It's a detailed look at how America celebrated Christmas during the troubled War years and into the 1950s. You can order it at the address above.
|Bob Iwamasa, Figural light bulb collector -Bob, one of the Nation's pre-eminent collectors of figural light bulbs, has authored a book on the subject. Fully illustrated, the work has pictures of the vast majority of the figural lights known to exist. He updates his book periodically with supplement sheets, and also provides current values for each example. Click on his book on the right to visit his web site, where you can order the book or contact Bob with any questions you might have.|
|Gary's Electric Christmas Lighting Page -This site has not been updated in a while, but is still a wonderful source of pictures of many antique Christmas light bulbs and boxed sets. There are sections devoted to boxed lighting sets, individual lamps and bubble lights. It's worth your time to visit! Just click on the light bulb to go to Gary's site.|
|Jerry Ehernberger, Founder of The Golden Glow- I'm proud to include a link to Jerry. Along with his Glow activities, he is an avid collector of antique Christmas lights, both American and foreign. Jerry frequently sells antique Christmas lighting on eBay, under the name Xmashouse. Be sure to check out his auctions! Click on Santa to get to Jerry's website.|
|Papa Ted's Place- Here is a simply marvelous website devoted to the wonderful little cardboard houses often found under American Christmas trees during the first three quarters of the 20th century. Ted has meticulously researched the houses, and presents a truly captivating narrative of the history and development of these often under appreciated works of art. I guarantee you'll enjoy your visit to this site! Click on the picture to the right and be prepared for a treat...|
|Chris Millinship, British light bulb collector- Chris is an avid collector of light bulbs, both modern and antique. He also has a special interest in Christmas lighting, and lights the outside of his house each year. Outdoor lighting for the holidays is not as common in Britain as it is in the States, but Chris loves it, and does a great job! Click on the picture of the bubble light at the right to visit his website and see his collection as well as an archive of web cam shots of his outdoor lights from years past. Chris has recently been expanding his website, and it has already grown considerably. Be sure to check it out!|
|Jim Sloss, Matchless Star and Bubble Light Collector- CLICK HERE to contact Jim, a friend and an avid collector of Matchless Stars and bubble lights. Jim kindly provided much of the information on this site about the Stars, and has been a huge help with bubble light info as well. Jim is a great guy, and is very knowledgeable.|
|Lee Lowry, Fluorescent Lighting Enthusiast- CLICK HERE to e-mail Lee, a collector and hobbyist who specializes in fluorescent and outdoor lighting. Lee has a great knowledge of all things electrical, and is more than happy to help with any questions you may have.|
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|FRED FOX- A personal friend and antique Christmas merchandise dealer in our neighbor to the north-Canada, Fred always has a wide selection of quality vintage Christmas merchandise-much of it very hard to find. Use the link to the right to e-mail Fred with your wants, or to let him know to keep an eye out for that one item you've been looking for for years. Also, be sure to catch Fred's auctions on eBay. He sells under the ID Noel-Kat!|
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