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Old 2nd Apr 2014, 9:07 pm   #216
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Barnsley, South Yorkshire
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Default Re: Another unusual plug and some other questions

Hello forum. I'm newly joined. Attached is a quick sketch (from memory) of a British plug and socket that I'm trying to identify.

My childhood home was built some time around 1900. Each room in the house had one socket of the type shown, fitted to the skirting board.

Both plug and socket were heavy duty (about 1.75-2.00 inches in diameter), with large diameter pins. I think they were rated at 15A. I remember one plug was fitted to a two-bar reflector fire, another to a Cossor valve radio. Unusual features of the plug were the brass case, and the ‘goose-neck’ flexible metal sheath to provide strain relief (some had a moulded rubber sleeve instead). A pair of brass ears were held in place by a knurled cap, to ease removal of the plug.

I've never seen a similar connector in any other house, then or since. I've trawled the internet for some years now, hoping to see a similar example, but with no luck.

All clues gratefully accepted.
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