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Title Sperti Sun Lamp. The Miami. Model P108. Mftd by the Sperti Faraday Co., 720 Grand St., Hoboken.
Object Name Lamp, Tanning
Catalog Number 2009.006.0001
Collection Hoboken Manufactured Products Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Description Lamp: Sperti Sun Lamp. The Miami. Model P108. Manufactured by the Sperti Faraday Co., 720 Grand St., Hoboken. Dated October 20, 1958.

Original printed corrugated cardboard merchandise box; lamp, primarily metal with glass bulb, integral wire cord; goggles; eye covers (Wink-Ease); instruction booklet.

Lamp: 9-1/2" high x 7-1/4" wide x 6" deep; integral black power cord ca. 66" long; removable metal grill; plastic hand knob on back for adjusting or carrying lamp. Printed foil label on base at top front. UV bulb present (called "UV burner" in instructions); contacts at both ends; does not work; see condition. Does not appear to be a bulb with a standard base or contacts. Bottom of base stand has ink-stamped date which is believed to be the production or inspection date.

Instruction booklet: single folio printed, die-cut cardstock, 5-1/4" diameter, [4] pages.
(Instructions for its use as UV or ultraviolet sun lamp; it also could be used as a heat or infra red lamp by replacing the bulb/burner with a special one for that purpose.)

Box:11-1/4" wide x 7-3/4" deep x 6-1/4" high. Printed over all outside surfaces with light gray bark pattern; lettering in dark blue including company name and location.

Strips with Wink-Ease eye covers; contected printed paper strip of three pairs (five of six still present.)

Goggles are the same as objects 2007.074.0206 (Sperti sunlamp goggles manufactured by Sperti Faraday, Inc., Hoboken): flesh tone plastic eyepieces with green lenses (one cracked) and elastic cord connection and head band riveted to eyepieces.
Date 1958-1958
Year Range from 1958
Year Range to 1958
Search Terms Sperti Faraday, Inc.
720 Grand St.
Caption front view
Imagefile 068\20090060001.TIF
Classification Manufacturing
Business & Commerce