keyed lamp socket

Description (Brief):

Thomson-Houston keyed socket for Thomson-Houston based incandescent lamp. Brass shell with ceramic contact insulator, hard rubber key, threaded post connector. No extant maker's marks.

Date Made: ca 1888

Maker: Thomson-Houston 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.241402.119Accession Number: 241402Catalog Number: 241402.119

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

Measurements: overall: 2 in x 1 1/2 in x 2 1/8 in; 5.08 cm x 3.81 cm x 5.3975 cm


Record Id: nmah_708052

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