dimming lamp socket adapter

dimming lamp socket adapter

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Description (Brief)
Unmarked dimming lamp socket. Similar to Wirt Dim-A-Lite 320742.03. Black coated steel shell with brass medium-screw socket and porcelain insulator. Bolted contact, mica insulator inside. Slide mechanism external with two pull strings wrapped around back of shell. Colored bead finial on one string, other string is broken and the finial is missing.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Socket with Dimmer
dimmer switch
Other Terms
Socket with Dimmer; Components; Power and Lighting; Power and Lighting
date made
ca 1910
socket with dimmer: 2 3/4 in x 2 in x 1 3/4 in; 6.985 cm x 5.08 cm x 4.445 cm
ID Number
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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