Keyed Mather-type lamp sicket

Description (Brief):

Keyed socket for a Mather incandescent lamp, c. 1885. Brass shell with brass key, threaded post connector. Ten brass leaf-springs are spaced around the top of the removable shell to hold a Mather lamp. No extant maker's marks.

Date Made: ca 1885

Location: Currently not on view

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Exhibition Location:

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

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: EM.320497Catalog Number: 320497Accession Number: 241402

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

Measurements: overall: 2 3/4 in x 1 1/2 in x 2 3/8 in; 6.985 cm x 3.81 cm x 6.0325 cm


Record Id: nmah_712200

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