General Electric keyed lamp socket

Description (Brief):

General Electric keyed socket for medium-screw based incandescent lamp. Brass shell, shell insulator, and base missing. Porcelain contact mount, mica insulating sheet in socket, plastic key molded "G.E. Co.". Molded on bottom of base: "E".

Date Made: ca 1900

Maker: General Electric Company

Location: Currently not on view

See more items in: Work and Industry: Electricity


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: from International Business Machines, Inc., William J. Hammer Collection

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: EM.241402.081Accession Number: 241402Catalog Number: 241402.081

Object Name: Socket with Switchlamp socketOther Terms: Socket with Switch; Components; Power and Lighting; Power and Lighting

Measurements: overall: 2 5/8 in x 1 1/2 in x 2 1/4 in; 6.6675 cm x 3.81 cm x 5.715 cm


Record Id: nmah_707932

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