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#151668 - 04/29/03 08:28 PM Early Edison Socket and GE Brochure
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This is a very early Edison socket, believed to be a lamp socket, or perhaps a fuse cutout socket. It dates to around 1881 and is one of the first light sockets ever made for Edison’s electrical system.

This link has a few pictures of other interesting old forgotten electrical things:
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Last, for now, here’s a picture of an early GE brochure that dates to the early 1890s. Thomas Edison formed GE after his company merged with Thomson-Houston. This brochure was one of the first things sporting the new name “General Electric”, a household name today:



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#151669 - 06/12/03 01:10 PM Re: Early Edison Socket and GE Brochure
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I have a Q here, was this lamphoder ever refered to as a 'rosette' or rosetta' ??
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#151670 - 06/12/03 01:56 PM Re: Early Edison Socket and GE Brochure
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Sparky, I've always seen them listed in catalogs as "pony cleat" lampholders.

[img]http://images.lowes.com/product/032664/032664534461.jpg?wid=158&cvt=jpeg[/img]

They're still manufactured in both plastic and porcelain. Even Home Depot still has them (the plastic version). There's a safer version also made in porcelain where a threaded collar screws around the screw-shell and covers the terminal screws.

I still daydream of finding an appliance or a lamp in a junk/antique store with THIS plug still attached to it!!



Second photo also from Kilokat's website
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#151671 - 06/12/03 02:24 PM Re: Early Edison Socket and GE Brochure
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Thanks Sven,
maybe i've the wrong part?
i could swear i've hear the tradeslang before...
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#151672 - 06/12/03 10:01 PM Re: Early Edison Socket and GE Brochure
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#151673 - 06/13/03 06:28 PM Re: Early Edison Socket and GE Brochure
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Thank you for bringing that to my attention ThinkGood
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