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Author Topic: Trying to ID unusual porcelain attachment plug  (Read 4202 times)

Offline Tim

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Trying to ID unusual porcelain attachment plug
« on: July 14, 2013, 10:38:02 am »
Any ideas?  I haven't come across this style before.  Someone else suggested medical, perhaps?








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Re: Trying to ID unusual porcelain attachment plug
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2013, 12:35:50 pm »
Tim,

I just bought an old catalogue on Ebay, dates ca.1912
Inside there is a picture of almost the same plug.
They call it in German: Steckdosen aus Fayence (eng. Modelle).
There is also an English translation of this item and then they call it Wallplugs (English types).
Fayence is the material, a sort of pottery.

A friend of mine has almost the same as yours including the outlet, but then colored, red-brown, with gold lines.
I think it is made for DC power, because there is only one way to make contact with the outlet.

So I think this plug of yours must by very early, beginning 1900/1910.
A very nice item.

I have a strange plug myself, made out of wood with some brass components.
6 Amp, 250 Volt

But it is the opposite of your plug
It hasn't a pin but a hole.

If you like I will make a photo of it and put it on this forum.

Best regards,
Wieger Nieuwenhout, the Netherlands


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Re: Trying to ID unusual porcelain attachment plug
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2013, 08:47:25 pm »
Tim,

I just bought an old catalogue on Ebay, dates ca.1912
Inside there is a picture of almost the same plug.
They call it in German: Steckdosen aus Fayence (eng. Modelle).
There is also an English translation of this item and then they call it Wallplugs (English types).
Fayence is the material, a sort of pottery.

A friend of mine has almost the same as yours including the outlet, but then colored, red-brown, with gold lines.
I think it is made for DC power, because there is only one way to make contact with the outlet.

So I think this plug of yours must by very early, beginning 1900/1910.
A very nice item.

I have a strange plug myself, made out of wood with some brass components.
6 Amp, 250 Volt

But it is the opposite of your plug
It hasn't a pin but a hole.

If you like I will make a photo of it and put it on this forum.

Best regards,
Wieger Nieuwenhout, the Netherlands


Hi Wieger,

Thank you for the above information.  I wasn't even thinking "European", but it does make sense now.  I would be interested in that photo if it isn't much trouble.

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Re: Trying to ID unusual porcelain attachment plug
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2013, 10:11:19 am »
Hello Tim,

Thats not a lot of work. I am very glad I can show my things to other collectors.
On other continents they use other systems, and I am always curious about that.
Well, I made a few photo's of that wooden plug of mine, in a low resolution, but most details are represented.
Enjoy.

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Re: Trying to ID unusual porcelain attachment plug
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2013, 10:23:16 pm »
Wieger: nice wooden plug - thanks for sharing the pictures with us!