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What brand is this lampcap?

Discussion in 'Question of the Day' started by derekleffew, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    What brand is this lampcap?

    The locking mechanism was unique for its time.[​IMG]

    edit: It originally had AA-type wire, which has been replaced with an improper type. Not mine, I just found the picture.
     
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    Ok my initial impulse is to say Electro Controls.

    But I know it's not. I wanted to say Grand, but I just know thats wrong.
    Certainly not Kliegl. I doubt it's Century. Def. NOT Altman.

    But I KNOW I've seen that thing before.


    Looks like that cap has been re-wired? Is that some THHN wire for the ground?
     
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  3. Les

    Les Well-Known Member

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    I know the answer, but I will let others chime in.
     
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    mbandgeek Active Member

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    The only medium prefocus fixture that i know of besides a fresnel is the Parellipsphere, and i know for a fact that's not the right answer.
     
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    avkid Not a New User Fight Leukemia

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    I've seen this before, if I could just remember where.........
     
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    Capitol. It originally came complete with the either two or three soft-jacketed white wires coming out the back. A former church of mine picked up a Capitol 4.5x6 once. It was a light, but it had the "soft white wires" and had a bunged-up colorframe holder. No idea where it came from originally or what's happened to it since.
     
  7. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Yes. We have a winner. (Although [user]Les[/user] was first.)
    [​IMG]
    Bench focuses just like an Altman. Three screws (including one over the "I" in CAPITOL) 120° apart go into the socket mounting plate, the center screw locks it down. The three 1/4" holes were for the three asbestos wires.

    Anyone know what happened to Capitol? Or what the letters A and N mean on the cap?
    [edit: Upon second thought, I think the letters are N and Y--wonder what that could mean?]
     
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  8. gafftapegreenia

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    I know they were outlasted by Major who seems to still have been producing into the late 70's early 80's.
     
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    ship Senior Team Emeritus Premium Member

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    Seen that before... thanks!
     

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