Light switch mount

Made:
1915-1930 in United Kingdom
Wooden light switch mount. About 1920..Photographed from above on a white background.

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Wooden light switch mount. About 1920..Photographed from above on a white background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Wooden light switch mount. About 1920. Circular wooden block with recess to rear. Natural finish.

Part of the Bob Gray collection of electrical objects.

Prior to modern plastering techniques and the invention of rawlplugs, pattresses, like this, were used to create a flat surface upon which to fix light switches.

Details

Category:
Electricity Supply
Object Number:
Y2012.15.42
Measurements:
overall: 25 mm 75 mm, 5 g
type:
mounting block
credit:
Mr Robert Gray