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Old E27 socket adapter from Spain

Old E27 socket adapter from Spain

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I found this in a drawer at my Grandparents' house. Looks kind of lethal, it allows you to stick a lamp in the top whilst you can plug in two different things on each side!

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Manufacturer:?
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Base:E27
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Socket Type:Standard European
Location:Personal Collection
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Factory Location:Spain
Fabrication Date:60s
Application/Use:Lamp socket adaptor

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Apr 21, 2020 at 07:58 AM Author: fluorescent lover 40
These were common to see in use in the US at one point, and they still sell them to this day.

Good quality things are awesome. Cheaply made things are not.

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Apr 21, 2020 at 08:11 AM Author: LAllenLighting
I'm surprised they still sell them, I think here they were deemed far too dangerous!
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Apr 21, 2020 at 08:15 AM Author: HPS_250
Those are still sold sometimes in the US, but it seems dangerous!

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Apr 23, 2020 at 05:19 AM Author: Proteus
Nice! I still have some of them But here they are no longer available since quite a long time because - as mentioned - they are way too dangerous for most people.
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Apr 23, 2020 at 05:24 AM Author: HomeBrewLamps
Probably because some people don't know how to not exceed the rated wattage of a light socket which in 120 volt land is 660 watts.

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Apr 23, 2020 at 05:34 AM Author: Proteus
This means 5.5 amps for a E26 socket? Seems like quite a bit of current

I am wondering to which current our E27 ones are rated, I guess 6 amps... Would be not really different than E26.
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Apr 23, 2020 at 05:41 AM Author: Daniel f
I live very far from the city. When I was 16 years old I would look at them as normal plugged in. in some very old houses there were very few plug points. for the bulb and thanks. You find a lot of things plugged into these lampholders. Here in Spain we call them "thieves". I have them in porcelain too. they are very old
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Apr 23, 2020 at 10:55 AM Author: LAllenLighting
Thanks for the info Daniel, I guess it must have moved house as my grandparents have lived in a flat since the 70s, before that they lived in a house built in the early 1900s.
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Jun 12, 2020 at 12:32 PM Author: Lampje
I have a lot of these adapters, but this model/brand I never have seen before.
In the early days when the first electric Irons came on the market these adapters find their way to the homes.
The first electric instalations had one light but no outlets so to plug in the Iron you need a device as shown above.
In these same days you paid one price per month or year for that one light.
But when using this adapter, you could get more energy for the same costs.
Thats why these adapters got a nickname: Small Thieves, or in my language "Diefjes"

I have uploaded some of them in one of my galleries.
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https://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?album=2823&pos=21&pid=115683
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Jun 12, 2020 at 12:51 PM Author: Binarix128
cool!

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