Vintage Flash Bulb Circa 1940s Mounted On Stone Sculpture

Bill Reiter

United States

Sculpture, Glass on Glass

Size: 4 W x 5.3 H x 4 D in

Ships in a Box


check Shipping included

check 14-day satisfaction guarantee

Primary imagePrimary imagePrimary imagePrimary imagePrimary image Trustpilot Score

About The Artwork

Submitted for your approval is this circa 1940s GE photoflash lamp used by medium format professional still photographers in the late 1930s and up into the early 1950s. Patented circa late 1930s, this GE style Photoflash is steel silver in color to be used with tungsten balanced black and white and then color films of the period. Offered as a wonderful archaic display artifact for home or office or for use in a collection. Mounted on stone with felt feet for a desk, bookshelf or tabletop accessory display. This early and Primitive photoflash lamp is a beautiful and historic artifact of Mid-Century still photography. A true vintage photographic artifact. As with all of our pieces, a signed and sealed ~Certificate of Authenticity~ is included with your purchase. NOTE: Our prices are pre discounted and intended to be at 'Designer Net' and 'To The Trade' levels, but we always welcome discussions of your budgetary requirements and how we may be able to help meet those cost targets. Like artifacts of an ancient civilization - these rare legends of early Motion Picture and related production equipment technology - have a secure and appreciating place in history. About CinemaAntiques: We have dedicated workshops, warehouses and showrooms in Dallas Texas USA where we prepare, display and sell our rare Motion Picture equipment antiques. Our Cinema Antiques are perfect for display in residential, Industrial and museum settings. Collectors and museums worldwide are some of our clients. Our antiques also offer a unique sculpture look that is one of a kind and awe inspiring. We offer one of the most complete and accurately curated selections of authentic Cinema Antiques, for sale, in the world. So many of our items were used in actual Hollywood Feature Motion Pictures, that we can only imagine the Movie Stars and entertainment Giants that paraded in front of these lights and cameras. As decorative “sculpture” or authentic Hollywood Cinema and Entertainment Memorabilia, our Cinema Antiques offer both a collectible and historical piece of the Hollywood Movie Industry, while at the same time offer an artistic and Industrial piece of sculpture for your home, business or artifact collection. All items sold and offered are presented as fairly and honestly as possible and we invite buyers to visit our Dallas showrooms prior to purchase to view any antiques of interest. We offer a signed and sealed Certificate of Authenticity with all antique items sold. We have been selling collectible Cinema Antiques since 1969 and are experts in the field. We have done certified cinema movie equipment appraisals for Banks, have served as Expert Witnesses in the legal system and have given our expert guidance to various museums. All of our antiques are guaranteed to be as described and photographed. Our prices do not include shipping, packing and insurance, but we ship worldwide at the buyers expense and offer Lloyds of London insurance on all items shipped in the USA. Our prices do not include taxes or additional accessory items that may be available or show in some photographs. We offer partial or full refurbishment and various levels of restoration services at our Dallas Workshop. All antique items sold are carefully cleaned and gently prepared at no extra charge according to the wishes of our buyers. We prefer to offer original Cinema Antiques showing original patina and use from years of cinema production work. However, minor to full restoration is available at additional cost. We are quite pleased to offer additional photographs of any of our Cinema Antiques and these can be requested via our website, email or by phone. Our inventory is regularly changing so please inquire after any special antiques you may be searching for. Our President and Curator is always personally available to discuss your individual needs and queries. Due to the special nature of rare and artifact antiques, we can make no claim for the suitability of any Cinema Antique or item, for your intended purposes and use and we remind our clients that all antiques are subject to prior sale. Please search for and contact us at: CinemaAntiques, with any questions you may have. We can also be found at: HollywoodStudioAntiques. Note: Due to the nature of online photo reproduction we cannot be responsible for exact photographic color, hue, contrast and flash and non flash exposure accuracy in our photos. While we do our best to display photos that are as accurate as possible, our photos may or may not depict the absolute EXACT hue or color tone of our antiques due to the many variables in image photography, image exporting, image uploading and viewer monitor accuracy. Please ask about color tone and hue BEFORE buying, if this is a concern! We have a gallery showroom where all of our antiques are on display and we will gladly offer in person viewings of our antiques to any designers and buyers that need to 'put eyes' on our antiques. We welcome all visits to our gallery, by appointment. Note: In the interest of antique presentation and historical accuracy, we do not alter or modify our electrical, mechanical or electronic antiques, with the exception of some vintage light fixtures (which we DO correctly convert internally to modern electrical working household standards). Therefore some electrical and mechanical items MAY or may not perform and operate. We sell these as accurate display and collectible antique items. We suggest that these artifacts be used for display and not be operated. Please ask for more details on operability of our electrical and mechanical antiques if operability is a concern. We are always here to help and offer many options for the proper presentation of your Cinema Antiques. Note: This item, not for actual use. For display use only. Glass: Handle with care. Do not apply voltage or electrical charges of any kind to the contact base. Thank You.

Details & Dimensions

Sculpture:Glass on Glass

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:4 W x 5.3 H x 4 D in

Shipping & Returns

Delivery Time:Typically 5-7 business days for domestic shipments, 10-14 business days for international shipments.

Filmmaker, Sculptor, Innovationist, Entrepreneur, Antique Curator, Cineast, REITER works from his studio in Dallas Texas USA. Specializing in “Component Art”, he aggregates artifactual and relic components of motion picture and imagemaking technologies to create his freestanding and wall sculptures. Having worked in this unique medium for over 40 years, REITER’’s work is currently on exhibition at The CinemaAntiques Gallery in Dallas Texas. His work hangs in residential and commercial venues around the world. He accepts commissions often utilizing a clients' personal components to create Component Art pieces for them. To The Trade pricing is available to designers, architects and antique dealers.

Thousands Of Five-Star Reviews

We deliver world-class customer service to all of our art buyers.


Global Selection

Explore an unparalleled artwork selection by artists from around the world.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Our 14-day satisfaction guarantee allows you to buy with confidence.

Support An Artist With Every Purchase

We pay our artists more on every sale than other galleries.

Need More Help?

Enjoy Complimentary Art Advisory Contact Customer Support