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Old 21st Jul 2021, 6:00 am   #1
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Default Bakelite light switches

Hi All
Just moved house and discovered these light switches.Anyone know who made them or any other info? Two wires no earth.
Jon
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Old 21st Jul 2021, 7:13 pm   #2
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Default Re: Bakelite light switches

I seem to recall seeing one of those fitted with a 5A socket, serving as the on/off switch. This one was brown, but otherwise looked identical - might have been made by Clang?
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Old 21st Jul 2021, 9:28 pm   #3
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How do these work Jon? Is it a latching button, or do you have to press it back from the bottom to turn it off?
And is the hole for a mounting screw, or is it some sort of tell-tale?
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Old Yesterday, 5:14 pm   #4
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Hi Rambo
I have established that these were made by Clix. The square bar moves up and down to effect the switching and the centre screw holds the domed cover in place.
They may go on the auction site after the house rewire.
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Well I don't know what they were smoking in the design office when they came up with this
http://ancientpoint.com/inf/159297-b...lix_brand.html
It looks like a hand-grenade.
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Well I don't know what they were smoking in the design office when they came up with this
http://ancientpoint.com/inf/159297-b...lix_brand.html
It looks like a hand-grenade.
I have one of those.
It's foot-operated, to save bending down when turning the fire on.
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Well I don't know what they were smoking in the design office when they came up with this
http://ancientpoint.com/inf/159297-b...lix_brand.html
It looks like a hand-grenade.
I have one of those.
It's foot-operated, to save bending down when turning the fire on.
Fran Blanche would have that off you, and turn it into one of her vintage guitar pedals.
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