Porcelain weatherproof miniature lamp socket

Description (Brief):

A porcelain weatherproof socket for miniature-screw based lamps, includes two braided-cloth varnished lead wires (one has detached from the socket). No extant maker's marks.

Date Made: ca 1900

Location: Currently not on view

See more items in: Work and Industry: Electricity

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Credit Line: from W. W. Stuart

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: EM.311548.09Catalog Number: 311548.09Accession Number: 149123

Object Name: Socketlamp socketOther Terms: Socket; Components; Power and Lighting; Power and Lighting

Measurements: overall: 1 in x 3/4 in; 2.54 cm x 1.905 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-67c8-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_712242

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