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PostPosted: Sep Tue 30, 2008 9:57 pm 
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Guys, I have the blown-out pilot light out of my 1949 Zenith 7H920, and can't find a replacement locally. It's shaped just like a regular Christmas light, but has a double contact bayonet base. It is a 115-125 Volt 10 watt.
Can somebody supply me with a link to the light-bulb express online!!

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Look in your local hardware store or home center for an appliance lamp. There should be a couple different wattages with that base configuration.

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The Dollar stores should have a pack of four in either 4 or 7W...

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That was also a popular sewing machine lamp, but if you buy it from a sewing machine place, expect to pay a lot more. If you have the choice of wattages, I would go with the lower wattage, as some of them run pretty warm and the heat discolors the cabinet and dial.
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35Z5 wrote:
The Dollar stores should have a pack of four in either 4 or 7W...

Tom


Those are going to be (most likely) a candleabra base.

This bulb was commonly used in sewing machines, as Curt said, but the most common of that type was a tubular 15 watt variety, rather than the 10C7/DCB style you're talking about. You should be able to get one from a nearby discount store (Wal*Mart and Target are two that come to mind quickly), as well as many large grocery stores.

If you can fit a 15 watt tubular sewing machine bulb (which should be the easiest to find) - I think it's a 15T6/DCB, and it runs too hot, put a 1N4004-1N4007 diode in series with it and it will run cooler and last longer.

Those kind of bulbs were also sometimes used in exit signs.

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HuggyBear wrote:
35Z5 wrote:
The Dollar stores should have a pack of four in either 4 or 7W...

Tom


Those are going to be (most likely) a candleabra base.


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Hi- I have used these from Grainger's, 6 watt @ 130 volt.

there part number is 4V756.
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/items/4V756

they also have it in a 120 volt version,
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/items/4V754

I used the 130 volt lamp in one of my zenith am/fm table top sets (1948- 7H820 )), has not melted anything yet, and not too bright :D

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