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  1. Nightmer

    UK Earthing a vintage brass lamp to the lamp base

    I have a couple of old metal/brass lamps to which adding an earthed lampholder would be tricky (either the entry for 3 wires is VERY small or the lamp holder is integral to the lamp and is original). All of these lamps have a screw within the base which appear to be for an earth wire - is this...
  2. F

    How to Wire a new vintage lamp holder

    Hey all I just bought a new vintage lamp holder from eBay, I assumed that because it has a metal casing that it would need a 3 core wire cable, but it doesn’t seem to have a place for the earth wire. I’ll add some photos, could someone please help to whether I need the earth wire and if so where...
  3. T

    anybody know what this old vintage electrical item is ?

    does anyone know what this is ? info on tag seems to say : amalgamated -------- ( australia ) sydney nsw .. and the number seems to be , maybe : b54392 ?
  4. D

    Parts for vintage service station lights..

    I have some vintage service station lights similar to the attached photo. However, they don't have any sockets, nor anyway to connect them to the conduit. I've been unable to locate these parts.
  5. M

    Vintage electromagnet doorbell wiring

    Hello there, I come to seek advice from vintage electrically minded people. I have been tasked with wiring a vintage IBEX doorbell up in our house and cant seem to get it to work. Before I go on here is some useful information: I am unsure what voltage the doorbell actually is. I have it...
  6. R

    Domestic Vintage display cabinet lighting

    Can someone please advise how I can get this plug to work into a UK power socket? We have just bought a Vintage 1970s display unit which has lighting built in and this very small plug attached. Can someone please advise what I can do or need to get this working? Do I need an adapter?
  7. Nightmer

    Attaching an earth tag to a vintage lamp holder

    I have several vintage lamp holders and would like to use them because they have a good look. I found these earth tags (Earth Tag For 10mm Allthread Rod [PLU95920] - https://www.lampspares.co.uk/earth-tag-for-10mm-allthread-rod) and wondered how to attach them to my lamps for them to work. Is...
  8. HVManiac

    Need help with identifying the type of connector on vintage Sears kettle

    Hello everyone, Guys I've an old Sears kettle that I still use. But recently I noticed that the power cord connector to the kettle is wiggly, but still works. Since, it looks like a removable connector I tried to pull it slightly but it doesn't seem to be removable. Anyone here has any idea...
  9. gnuuser

    collecting vintage tools and testers.

    Im a big fan of collecting vintage testers and tools. anyhow i'm creating a museum exibit of vintage testers and once they are all together i will probably donate them to the museum. a while back i posted a vintage analog multi meter and here are two of the latest ive aquired. a vintage GE...
  10. KEV 1 N

    Vintage Fuseboard Schedule

    Found this today (circa 1958)....must have been tedious “clacking” these out on a type writer back in the day!
  11. Wilko

    Vintage Lamp CPC suggestions please

    Hi - been to fix a lamp today with a loose connection in the lovely terminal blocks. Then I noticed there's a brass lamp holder with no earth terminal and the earth is cut back in the wall. There's 4 of these fittings (8 lamps) in the room and they're probably all the same. Any suggestions for a...
  12. KEV 1 N

    Vintage electrical items

    Went the other day to fit some light fittings in a mates house he’s just inherited, and ended up having to Rewire the upstairs lights as they were wired in TRS Whilst up in the loft I found these....
  13. Norman Woollons

    Domestic Recreating a vintage motorcycle flasher unit

    I have recently had a 1970 motorcycle returned to me after it was stolen. It was an ex-police machine made by the Rickman brothers. All the role equipment has been stripped and the bike is unrecognisable. I want to get it back into the condition it was in when it was stolen in 2011. Rickman...
  14. S

    Vintage Stuff - Question

    Who on here collects old stuff as I have a working Friedland C75 transformer that I just can't throw away so it would be nice if it went to a good home.
  15. Lucien Nunes

    A week on the tools - including a nice little job with a puzzle for you

    Well it's not often that I get to do a solid week of electrical work these days. Most of my time is office/lab/workshop based, in the field it's mostly electronics. But last week I did Monday to Saturday, six days and two nights, about 100 hours of non-stop-sparking. The main job saw the core...
  16. B

    Domestic Old MK lightswitches making £10 + postage on ebay

    Dont do much domestic myself but are you lot still throwing these away on rewires? vintage mk switch | eBay - http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xvintage+mk+switch.TRS0&_nkw=vintage+mk+switch&_sacat=0 Personally I bin em but someone must be buying?
  17. Sintra

    Welcome Erny to ElectriciansForums.co.uk The Electrician Talk Forum.

    This is an automatically generated notification, @Erny has registered to ElectriciansForums.co.uk Welcome to the forum! Be sure to have a click around and let us know what you think. If you could let us know what brings you here that would be cool. :-)
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