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Strange Lamp...old lamp..help!

Posted by rderenzy (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 19, 12 at 16:31

Take a look at this.....

http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/47054-old-lamp-help-look

anyone have any ideas or input? thanks


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RE: Strange Lamp...old lamp..help!

I want to see the bottom.....and a picture of the fixture part.....where the light bulb goes and how it's set into the brass thing.


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RE: Strange Lamp...old lamp..help!

If the lamp socket shell is original (brass), it would be very helpful to see a closeup shot of the shell outside and inside. The composite plugs usually date before 1930 - they started using bakelite for sockets and plugs around this time.


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RE: Strange Lamp...old lamp..help!

You can still buy that style of plugs at any hardware store today


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RE: Strange Lamp...old lamp..help!

You may find plugs that resemble the style, but not the material, of the old ones. Also, new plugs are generally UL-approved and are therefore differently designed (e.g. polarized). It's a little hard to tell with the one being discussed as there's no closeup or side view pictured.


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