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#152394 - 03/03/05 05:36 PM Condulet Light w/Shade
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I am enclosing several pictures of an old condulet light lampholder fixture. It came out of an old warehouse where Jimmy Dolittle would practice his "Blind" take-off and landings.
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#152395 - 03/04/05 01:58 PM Re: Condulet Light w/Shade
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Was this intended for use with knob-&-tube, with the holder then just screwed to a joist to "enclose" the terminals?
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#152396 - 03/04/05 08:32 PM Re: Condulet Light w/Shade
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Paul,

This was a light fixture that would hang off of a conduit body "Type C" (we called them CONDOLETS)I don't know if that was the right name but you would install thinwall pipe in one end and out the other. the fitting would act like a pull box. This light ixture would hang right on the pipe. I found a picture of the condolet. I am not sure how to get it to the board.
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#152397 - 03/04/05 08:51 PM Re: Condulet Light w/Shade
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#152398 - 03/07/05 12:08 PM Re: Condulet Light w/Shade
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I have an old duplex receptacle that mounts in this way. Don't know how old it is, can't remember where I got it either.
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#152399 - 03/07/05 12:33 PM Re: Condulet Light w/Shade
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I saw an installation of about 15-20 of these fixtures in condulet bodies, each spaced about 12" apart and mounted in a sheet metal-lined trough at the front edge of a stage in an old junior high school here (footlights). I remember also seeing one of these lampholder fittings which held a 3 amp plug fuse about 35 years ago (OCPD for the magnet coil of an ancient lighting contactor). I have also seen single and double (duplex) plastic or bakelite receptacles, porcelain covers with holes for passing three or four wires through, and also a metal cover with a 1/2" knockout opening (knockout still in place, so I know it wasn't homemade).

Mike (mamills)

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#152400 - 03/07/05 12:54 PM Re: Condulet Light w/Shade
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Nice!!!

Is that shade green glass or just enamelled metal?
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#152401 - 03/07/05 02:14 PM Re: Condulet Light w/Shade
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Ah, thanks for the extra pic Harold. I see the intent now. It's more enclosed than the way I imagined it wired to K&T.
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#152402 - 03/09/05 04:48 PM Re: Condulet Light w/Shade
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Here is a Crouse Hinds version of a condulet receptacle like IanR is talking about.



Notice the ground pin locations, just kidding.

Roger
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#152403 - 03/09/05 05:47 PM Re: Condulet Light w/Shade
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Are these devices still made? Iremember buying them as recently as the late '70's- but haven't seen them for a while.
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