Sockets

sockets



All of the sockets we sell work well with all of our 2- and 3-conductor cloth-covered wires and many come with the option of a 1/4 IPS wire opening to accommodate larger-gauge wires.

We provide instructions on how to wire a socket using cloth-covered wire.

See below to choose from the various categories of sockets.



Cast Brass 4-Piece Sockets
A 4-piece socket made of cast brass, which is then polished or coated with a nickel or bronze finish. Our heaviest socket at 3.2 ounces for the keyless version. The housing and cap are secured with a ring for a very attractive and stable socket.
Solid Brass 3-Piece Sockets
A 3-piece socket made of solid brass, which is then polished or coated with a nickel or bronze finish. Our medium-weight socket at 1.5 ounces for the keyless version. The housing and cap are secured by fitting the crimped housing firmly into the cap.
Bakelite Sockets
Sockets made of Bakelite look-alike, phenolic. The housing is threaded and screws into the cap for a very secure, attractive, and stable connection.
socket switch types
There are a variety of types of switches on sockets. We carry keyless, push-through on/off turn knobs, pull-chain,and dimmer knob switch types.
socket finishes, colors
All of our metal sockets come in several finishes. Our cast brass and solid brass sockets, both have brass as the underlying metal, but are available in other finishes in spite of their name.
Sockets with UNO Threads
All types of sockets come with or without UNO threads. These threads allow a shade-support ring to be screwed on below a shade to secure it. Some shade frames also have UNO threads inside the top fitting and this can be screwed onto a UNO socket.
side exit sockets
Side exit sockets have an outlet for the wire that comes out the side of the socket rather than the bottom. They are intended for lamps that have no interior channel for the wire.
flush mount sockets
These sockets were originally dsesigned for use on signs, such as movie marquees, where words would be spelled out with bulbs. They are suitable for use on any flat surface to which they can be screwed down.


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