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Electric socket

Period:
20th Century
Description:

When Queen Victoria died in January 1901, electric lighting was still in its infancy, even though Thomas Edison had perfected the first incandescent electric light bulb more than 20 years previously. It was not until after the First World War that electric lighting finally emerged as the predominant source of light in the home.

 

This electric socket is on a wooden mount and the external switch has a three pin socket, while the dial beside it has one double pin socket.

Materials/Media:
metal (switch), wood (surround)
Dimensions:
length 243mm, width 171mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1984.23.4
Digital Number:
DMDM052n
Creation Date:
1930 - 1939
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council