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Bayonet Plugs

Bayonet Plugs

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This what people used to use back in the days when rooms had little or no socket outlets. Housewives would have one of these on their iron and would simply plug it into the nearest lamp holder.

I had a couple more of these but I can't find them now. I also have some of the old 15A, 5A and 2A plugs which still see some use in today's installations, particularly the 5A which is used on lighting circuits.

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Dec 21, 2010 at 02:19 PM Author: SeanB~1
Also used because in the early years there were generally no outlets in a room, just a single light generally suspended on a cord from the ceiling. Thus you would find a double adaptor fitted in it, giving 2 sockets each with a switch on it, allowing you to have the light on permanently at the wall, yet still choose if you wanted light or the radiogram/iron/television on.

As well there were 2 meters, one for lighting at a very low rate and another for appliances, at a high rate.
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Dec 21, 2010 at 05:58 PM Author: sparkie
I had one of these many years ago in an old shed with a bayonet lampholder (and nothing else) connected to a cable controlled by a switch in the house. I wanted more light in the shed but the cable was so thin I was afraid of upgrading the bulb (60w) to a higher wattage.
So I used the connector plug to power a fluorescent striplight which was very blink happy due to the voltage drop on the long cable and also the fact that it was not earthed.

The shed has since been demolished as it became too structurally dangerous and would have fallen down by itself if left standing

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Dec 22, 2010 at 07:34 PM Author:
I have one of them BC adaptor things, but it's used to turn the batten fitting in the ceiling into a pendant fitting. It's what I did without having to install a ceiling rose.
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May 07, 2011 at 02:59 PM Author: Danny
I had a few of these, god knows where they dissappeared to!
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May 16, 2018 at 12:37 PM Author: MissRiaElaine
Ye gods, these take me back..!

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I don't disapprove of LED's for domestic and other indoor use, I just don't like them for street lighting.

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