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My Killer Deal / Re: Estate Sale
« Last post by AE_Collector on Yesterday at 11:05:35 AM »
There probBly wasn’t one. Mine are mounted on wood painted black with old fashioned ceramic sockets screwed to the wood. The guy who gave them to me riggged itbuo for over his pool table.

I recall newer versions of incandescent light shades (similar shape to the bankers desk lamp shades) being effectively mounted directly to electrical boxes with ridged conduit running between each of the boxes. Many of the SxS CO’s that I worked in through the 70’s and 80’s were built in the 40’s and 50’s had incandescent bulbs/fixtures running along the back aisles and continuos strings of fluorescent fixtures in the front aisles. Back aisle lighting wasn’t switched on very often where front aisle lighting was on all day long and likely depended on the CO guys whether it was turned off at night when they went home.

My Killer Deal / Re: Estate Sale
« Last post by wds on Yesterday at 10:44:35 AM »
Nice.  I need to find the fixture to mount the glass shade to.
Phone Booths / Re: Can you ID this enclosure?
« Last post by Sigmaz on Yesterday at 08:45:59 AM »
There are tags that say Clark Specialties on them..

Great, thanks.

Now there's two ways to get the vault door open. It's just a matter of choice of how one want's to do it. :)
Lanterns, Lamps and other similar items / Re: Lantern Converted to Electric
« Last post by twocvbloke on Yesterday at 03:02:21 AM »
The latter one you can easily make at home using LED strings, some LED candles and cheap lanterns from a poundshop/dollar store... ;D
Phone Booths / Re: Can you ID this enclosure?
« Last post by AE_Collector on Yesterday at 02:03:23 AM »
Did you find a plate on it anywhere with make and model number? We had just a very small number if those in Vancouver area and I can’t remember anything about who made them now.

General Discussion / Re: 81A Tone Generator, it works!
« Last post by TelePlay on Yesterday at 01:02:51 AM »
The reference material on their site is available to anyone, membership is not required to access that part of their archives.
I guess this is what they call “skirting the issue”.   Great idea, and you won’t  run out of material for quite a while!
Back in the early 70s, I had a black 554 in the bathroom. Long before cell phones or portable phones. I had 2 roommates & It never failed, if I was in the bathroom & nobody else was home the phone would ring. So I hung the 554, wired it up & resolved the problem.
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