It’s been an Edison kind of day

August 3, 2012

How many ways are there to break a light bulb?

Oh plenty!!!

It seems to me that no one has ever taken a low pressure sodium bulb apart because I couldn’t find any directions about it.

But, how hard can it be?

I tried to follow the on-line directions for dismembering a regular light bulb but the sodium bulb didn’t play along the same rules.

I got the bottom off, broke the glass seal and knocked the glass out, snapped the inside glass filament, there was a whoosh of air…took an hour to get this far…so far so good…then tried to wedge the glass filament out and…SNAP…the outer glass broke in three.


Really hard.

Stopped after a few hours and lots of broken glass…for now…but it’s on bulbs…you will be lovely glass poetry vessels!

So for the rest of the afternoon I…

Took care of my saved rose,

Made brown sugar pears with ginger snaps,

And watched my geraniums grow.

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  • Reply Karen Rock August 3, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Great pictures! Snaps for the ginger snaps!

    • Reply Veronica August 3, 2012 at 10:05 am

      Thank you Karen! Snaps for the lighbulbs is what it felt like. 🙂 (but the ginger snaps helped)

  • Reply Esther Bradley-DeTally August 3, 2012 at 10:36 am

    The hatchet to break my computer glass and steal recipes has been taken away from me. Otherwise, I’d reach in and grab those cookies and pears by the fistful. good post!

    • Reply Veronica August 3, 2012 at 11:10 am

      Ha ha ha! Love it Esther. If I had your hatchet I probably would have used it on the bulbs!

  • Reply Muddy Kinzer August 3, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Well, I’d say the brown sugar pears and ginger snaps were a much better use of your time! 🙂

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