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Baseboard Mounted Light Bulb Socket

Posted By: SPSchuman

Baseboard Mounted Light Bulb Socket - 07/08/19 06:58 PM

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?
Posted By: gfretwell

Re: Baseboard Mounted Light Bulb Socket - 07/09/19 02:07 AM

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.
Keep an eye in the baby wink

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.
Posted By: Texas_Ranger

Re: Baseboard Mounted Light Bulb Socket - 07/12/19 12:20 PM

Here's a picture of the matching plug:
https://stevenjohnson.com/stereoview/images/edison-plug.jpg

An older one:
https://stevenjohnson.com/stereoview/images/radio-junior01.jpg
Posted By: SPSchuman

Re: Baseboard Mounted Light Bulb Socket - 07/15/19 07:22 PM

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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