RCA Promotional Neon Lamp
|This is a promotional item
put out by RCA in the late 1930's. It was a neon lamp which
featured the RCA lightning logo inside, but the glass bulb was in the
shape of a radio tube of the day. It used a standard Edison-type
This bulb was made by the Birdseye Electric Co., who made dozens of types of decorative neon bulbs. Most of these used spherical or cylindrical bulbs, and most had flowers, animals, or religious symbols inside. Product related bulbs are very rare.
There is rumored to be a version of this bulb that had the RCA-Victor Nipper dog logo inside, but I have never seen one.
From "Radio Today", August 1937