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Baseboard Mounted Light Bulb Socket #220128
07/08/19 02:58 PM
07/08/19 02:58 PM
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SPSchuman  Offline OP
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If I recall correctly, my father said this baseboard electrical outlet would have been used for a vacuum cleaner, which had a screw-in light bulb type "plug" rather than a two-prong plug. Does that sound right?

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Re: Baseboard Mounted Light Bulb Socket [Re: SPSchuman] #220129
07/08/19 10:07 PM
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I think that is right. I believe before the plug cap, they did use a screw in Edison base like we see on a light bulb today. That goes way back tho. Pretty hard to make TR I suppose, especially at baseboard height.
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I am actually surprised that the Edison base socket has lasted this long in this safety conscious world we live in now. I guess there is just too much installed hardware out there for a change.


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Re: Baseboard Mounted Light Bulb Socket [Re: SPSchuman] #220137
07/12/19 08:20 AM
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Re: Baseboard Mounted Light Bulb Socket [Re: SPSchuman] #220138
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Thanks for the confirmation and photos. Identification as an "Edison" plug led me to Museum of Plugs and Sockets which has some additional information.


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