Posted 4 years ago
Basic fixtures similar to this were typically used in 'non-fancy/not seen' areas of places that otherwise could benefit from light...closets, basements, yada yada...in the early days of "electricity as a utility". This one in particular was recovered from a late 1920's church attic in TX. Nothing much more than a (typical of the time, still now) brass turnkey light socket suspended from a two-wire twisted cloth covered cord about 20" long, the ceramic 'base' this one hangs from might be slightly unusual in that it is a 2pc affair including 'twist to disconnect' contacts inside. Its brass socket shell, bakelite (?) turnkey knob, and ceramic base all show (maybe) matching 'brand marks' (without an actual name) that I do not otherwise recognize offhand, in addition to its electrical specs info.