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Author Topic: how to display a SINGLE! E10 figural  (Read 10191 times)

Offline geraldmusic

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how to display a SINGLE! E10 figural
« on: September 20, 2010, 03:23:15 am »
HELP!!!!

I?m trying to find a way to display a SINGLE!, specimen E10 [TEN -sic] bulb!! - Good luck to me!
I?m thinking of trying to use a step-down transformer.
It would be nice to find an adapter to scale a c-7 socket down to a c-6, but I can see why no one would want to make one ? for fear of the fireworks when someone tries to pump garden-variety household 120 volts (or 240 volts) into a 14-16 volt system.

Any ideas, anyone??

Offline jonathan cassiday

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Re: how to display a SINGLE! E10 figural
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2010, 10:58:35 pm »
you can still find miniture sockets with an insulated base at some hardware stores, they are also used for railroading and other hobbies. radio shack carries sockets that have solder tabs for wiring but they are not a easy to display.
yes this is Jonathan Cassiday how may i help you

Offline Nick D.

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Re: how to display a SINGLE! E10 figural
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2010, 12:32:54 am »
My harware store sold and I believe still sells antique-looking E-10 sockets that are like miniature copies of the traditional flushmount porcelain ceiling fixtures, except that they have exposed screw terminals on top, rather than bottom.

Offline G7OLT

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Re: how to display a SINGLE! E10 figural
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2010, 07:05:30 am »
We call them 'MES Batten Holders' here in the UK.  MES = E10.  An eBay search pulled up this:-

http://tinyurl.com/37fmc6w

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Offline geraldmusic

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Re: how to display a SINGLE! E10 figural
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2010, 12:15:54 am »
THANKS for the posts!

I got the Radio Shack gigs and saved (& am checking) the "MES" search, but still have no idea how to deal with the unsightly "exposed screw terminals."

Any more ideas?

GRATEFULLY,
g

Offline Nick D.

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Re: how to display a SINGLE! E10 figural
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2010, 10:37:37 pm »
I hope you are with me in saying this - it would be perfectly feasible to make a 'slipcover' of sorts for one of those sockets out of a medium like Plaster of Paris or some other intermediate sculpting material. I have done such a thing with pre-fired clay, plaster, j.b. weld and some other materials. If you're the artsy type, you can have a lot of fun with it!