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Strange light sockets #190956 12/13/09 04:53 AM
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I forget where I got these from, but found that I had them and thought I'd share. They seem odd to me...

[Linked Image from iamalion.mine.nu]
^ in the socket to the left there are small spikes to pierce the wire

[Linked Image from iamalion.mine.nu]
^ a little closer on the end cap...

[Linked Image from iamalion.mine.nu]
^ closer still. it reads 75W 125V Levition around the outside, and "Made in USA" surrounding a UL seal.




(move to photo discussion please ^_^)

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Re: Strange light sockets [Re: BrandonG] #190960 12/13/09 12:46 PM
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Made in the USA is refreshing to see! The insulation piercing feature allowed socket placement along either a 2-wire zip cord, or THW strung parallel. IMHO a 'decorative' use item.


John
Re: Strange light sockets [Re: HotLine1] #190961 12/13/09 01:24 PM
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i have a few of these, I use a few of these on my Christmas display


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Re: Strange light sockets [Re: JoeKP] #190962 12/13/09 02:03 PM
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We used to call them pin sockets.Used for temp lights years ago.Mainly on fire repair jobs.

Re: Strange light sockets [Re: larrypro] #190965 12/13/09 02:44 PM
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Larrypro:
Welcome to ECN forums!

The one in the pic is a candelabra base, but yes they did mfg edison base ones also.



John
Re: Strange light sockets [Re: larrypro] #190969 12/13/09 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by larrypro
We used to call them pin sockets.Used for temp lights years ago.Mainly on fire repair jobs.


with the small "night light" C7 bulbs?
i would think they would use the regular large sized bulbs


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Re: Strange light sockets [Re: JoeKP] #190970 12/13/09 06:33 PM
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I've used them a couple times before. I have a third one, but its broke and I cant find it

Re: Strange light sockets [Re: BrandonG] #191213 12/21/09 07:14 PM
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I remember years ago, every corner used-car lot had those lights strung around its perimeter, usually on twisted two conductor cabling. They were the standard Edison socket version. You still see a lot of similar "temporary" string lighting using these sockets at Christmas tree stands this time of year.

Re: Strange light sockets [Re: Beachboy] #191229 12/22/09 01:09 AM
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Eagle used to make a version of these (at least an Edison base version) that was pretty cool. They had a quarter-turn "T" shaped knob that clicked into the closed position and was reusable. The little ones are also available with a metal mounting bracket and were often used in furniture. I have a china hutch that has several of them looped with zip cord in my dining room. It is only a few years old.


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Re: Strange light sockets [Re: EV607797] #191236 12/22/09 01:04 PM
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I had some of those candelabra base sockets around a makeup mirror in a cabinet I built for my daughter. We put globe bulbs in them for that Hollywood look.


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