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Author Topic: "Home Office" Lampholders  (Read 3496 times)

Offline Ross

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"Home Office" Lampholders
« on: October 15, 2003, 09:02:00 am »
A strange question probably for UK enthusiasts... does anyone know why the plastic skirt on a batten-type bayonet lamp holder is called a "Home Office" skirt ?  Apologies for going slightly off topic.

Offline Chris W. Millinship

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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2003, 05:36:00 pm »
You know, that`s the first time I`ve heard them referred to as "Home Office" lamp holders. I`d be interested to know too!




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Offline Ross

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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2003, 08:21:00 pm »
Hi Chris - yes, I have been aware of this terminology for a while but do not know it's origin.  I have emailed MK Electric to see if they know - they use the abbreviation HO in their catalogue.

The subject just came up at work the other day when someone wanted to order a lampholder from CPC - see http://custom1.farnell.com/cpc/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=CPC+Catalogue&category%5Fname=&product%5Fid=261445

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