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Early Edison Socket and GE Brochure #151668
04/29/03 10:28 PM
04/29/03 10:28 PM
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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:
>> Things Forgotten

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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-Tim Tromp (aka Kilokat7)
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Re: Early Edison Socket and GE Brochure #151669
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I have a Q here, was this lamphoder ever refered to as a 'rosette' or rosetta' ??
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Re: Early Edison Socket and GE Brochure #151670
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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!! [Linked Image]

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Second photo also from Kilokat's website

Re: Early Edison Socket and GE Brochure #151671
06/12/03 04:24 PM
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Thanks Sven,
maybe i've the wrong part?
i could swear i've hear the tradeslang before...

Re: Early Edison Socket and GE Brochure #151672
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Re: Early Edison Socket and GE Brochure #151673
06/13/03 08:28 PM
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Thank you for bringing that to my attention ThinkGood


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