Insulite keyed combination lamp socket

Description (Brief):

Insulite keyless combination lamp socket to accept medium-screw base or Westinghouse based lamps. Brass shell and key, plastic contact insulator, threaded connector. Stamped: "Insulite Mf.g' Co.N.Y. Pat.Appl'd For".

Date Made: ca 1890

Location: Currently not on view

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Exhibition Location:

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

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: EM.320748.03Catalog Number: 320748.03Accession Number: 241402

Object Name: Lamp SocketSocket with SwitchOther Terms: Socket with Switch; Components; Power and Lighting; Power and Lighting

Physical Description: brass (overall material)Measurements: socket with switch: 5.6 cm x 4.5 cm; 2 3/16 in x 1 3/4 inoverall: 2 1/2 in x 1 3/8 in x 1 7/8 in; 6.35 cm x 3.4925 cm x 4.7625 cm


Record Id: nmah_996429

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