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can't find replacement for 1940 ceiling pull chain light

Posted by sophie123 (My Page) on
Thu, May 10, 12 at 14:45

I have a closet with original 1940 fixture with pull chain. The pull chain no longer works so i went to home depot and then my local hw store for replacement. I brought the old fixture with me. Both sold me a replacement fixture that is a tad too small to fit the box screw posts so i can't mount it to the ceiling box. I was hoping i could just replace the pull chain piece with screw light socket but i can't find that either. Any thoughts on how to fix what seemed simple?? Thanks!

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RE: can't find replacement for 1940 ceiling pull chain light

Pull-Chain Switches are standard item at most hardware stores.

Here is a link that might be useful: Pull-Chain Switches


If you need an integral socket and switch, that's also available though
you may need to order online.

Here is a link that might be useful: socket interior, bakelite, pull chain switch.

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