Christmas Lights Archive - Pifco Lights

12 Lanternlites

A set of twelve plastic lanterns.

From the oldest era of Pifco Christmas lights, this first-generation light set is likely to date from the 1950s or earlier.

Large bulbs and lampholders connected by a single-wire loop were characteristic of Christmas light sets in this era.

Technical details

12 Lanternlites: model 1262 with 12× screw-in bulbs type 257, rated 20v.

Related sets

The Lanternlites name was later applied to a set of 20 smaller plastic lanterns with newer-style miniature bulbs.

 

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