Bryant / Westinghouse keyed lamp socket

Description (Brief):

Bryant keyed socket for a Westinghouse based lamp. Brass Westinghouse socket with brass shell, porcelain base, threaded post connector with plastic grommet threaded into connector. Stamped on shell: "Bryant Socket / Pat. Sep.2-1890".

Date Made: ca 1891

Location: Currently not on view

See more items in: Work and Industry: Electricity


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: from Colgate University, Department of Physics and Astronomy, thru C. L. Henshaw

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: EM.318749.02Catalog Number: 318749.02Accession Number: 234695

Object Name: Lamp Socket

Physical Description: porcelain (overall material)brass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3 in x 1 1/2 in x 2 in; 7.62 cm x 3.81 cm x 5.08 cm


Record Id: nmah_996397

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.