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Old 11th Jan 2019, 11:25 pm   #1
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Default Bakelite MK (or similar) clock connector wanted

I'm on the search for unobtainium once more and would like to put out a request, if I may. This time I am looking for Bakelite clock connectors of the 1940s/50s/60s, in brown or ivory colour. Effectively they are a small two-pin mains connector with an almost flush-fitting plug that it retained in the socket by a thumb screw. They were made by MK, Volex-Temco and other firms. They all look vaguely like the two photos attached.

MK still makes a variant of them but it is brilliant white, with square corners, and is too modern to go with my collection of electric clocks. I have found one old one on eBay but would be pleased to buy any older ones that any members might happen to have among their 'might come in handy one day' stores.

Very many thanks,
Andy G8PTH.
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Old 12th Jan 2019, 12:52 am   #2
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Old 12th Jan 2019, 1:27 am   #3
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Default Re: Bakelite MK (or similar) clock connected wanted

Here's a photo of the type Andy doesn't want
Speaking of clock connectors, what about the ones used by Gents?
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Old 12th Jan 2019, 10:44 am   #4
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Hi Andy, you have a PM

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Default Re: Bakelite MK (or similar) clock connector wanted

MK MK 993WHI is white not ivory, but as it's designed to fit circular conduit boxes hasn't been redesigned in "Logic Plus" styleee.

If they won't be handled very much, spray-painting may be an option.
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Old 12th Jan 2019, 4:47 pm   #6
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Default Re: Bakelite MK (or similar) clock connector wanted

Apart from the whiteness thereof (and being very expensive), I assume this is nearer the design that Andy is seeking.
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Old 16th Jan 2019, 10:53 am   #7
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Default Re: Bakelite MK (or similar) clock connector wanted

Thanks, guys.

No, I am not looking for the current (very expensive) MK products (which provide three connections, L, N and E) and two fuses but rather the type sold in the 1950s and 60s, with only two connections (L and N) and one fuse.

There's a photo at bottom right on
https://www.flameport.com/electric_m..._connector.cs4

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I have one similar to the one at the bottom right but it uses a standard BS1362 fuse. Like the bottom right one in the previous post, it has three connections. Grubby, but believed unused. It is white, not cream. PM if any use. Yours for the postage.
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