Westinghouse keyed lamp socket

Description (Brief):

Keyed socket for a Westinghouse based lamp, c 1889. Brass Westinghouse socket with brass retaining leaves, mica contact insulator, no base. Key has a fan design similar but not identical to a Bergmann socket. No extant maker's marks.

Date Made: ca 1889

Maker: Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Co.

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.320738Catalog Number: 320738Accession Number: 241402

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

Measurements: overall: 2 1/4 in x 1 1/4 in x 2 1/4 in; 5.715 cm x 3.175 cm x 5.715 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-5d35-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_712207

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