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. White-painted 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:
Y2012.15.45
Materials:
paint and wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
76 x 27 , 77 , 5 g
type:
mounting block
credit:
Mr Robert Gray