Osram Sylvania - Sylvania Light Bulbs - Wellsboro, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fossilgirlerin
N 41° 44.917 W 077° 17.263
18T E 309787 N 4624395
Quick Description: Manufacturer of Sylvania Lightbulbs, and birthplace of the Ribbon Machine.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 11/20/2008 8:29:32 PM
Waymark Code: WM56Z4
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member woolsox
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Long Description:
Osram Sylvania of Wellsboro is the mass producer of incandescent bulb shells, and Christmas ornaments. The light bulb shells are then sent to the St. Mary's, PA branch for the addition of filaments. In 1926, then owned by Corning Glassworks, the first ever Ribbon Machine, created by William Woods, was installed in the Wellsboro Plant. This produced light bulbs at a rate of one million bulbs in 24 hours. This machine is still in use today, and after a few modifications and fine tuning it now produces a record 2000 bulbs a minute! This changed the way the world used lights forever, and in 1983 The Ribbon Machine aka The Corning Machine was added to the International Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmarks List. Here's more info about the history of this machine and how it works (visit link)
Product manufactured here: Incandescent Light Bulb Shells, and Christmas Ornaments

1 Jackson St.
Wellsboro, PA United States

Web Page: [Web Link]

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