Brass Coventry Wall Insulator No430 Amber E14 fitting, 24O V, 4A with antique bronze body, ceramic insert and insulated thread and screw terminals. Comes with 1/2″ threaded hollow arm and wall plate for installation to wall surface. The telephone Insulator attached to this Brass Coventry Wall Insulator No430 Amber is attached to the lampholder using the 10mm top thread and bronze coupler. Locking mechanism means the body cannot be unscrewed accidentally when changing the bulb.
Domestic cable insulators found in Victoria have the makers mark CCG. The amber colored glass is the result recycling of beer bottle glass.
Australian Crystal Glass Limited was established in 1915 in Wyndham Street, Alexandria, NSW, making pressed and hand blown glass. By 1917 hand blowing had ceased and only pressed continued. From 1922 to April 1926 the company became ‘Crystal Glass Ltd’ making items such as the famous glass fruit juicer, and then in 1926 they amalgamated with Australian Glass Manufacturer’s – Crown Glass Works and became known as The Crown Crystal Glass Works Co. Ltd (ref. M. Graham, Australian Glass of the 19th and early 20th Century, p.88). By 1932 The Crown Crystal Glass Co Ltd, was based at Waterloo, and their Trademark resembled that of a ‘map of Australia’. The Crown Crystal Glass Company merged with the American company Corning in the 1972, to become Crown Corning.
Australian Glass Manufacturers Co Ltd (1922 – 1939) registered in Victoria in 1922. The company changed it’s name to Australian Consolidated Industries Ltd, in 1939, to reflect diversification into building products. The dark amber color of this insulator is a rare find and so we have gone to great lengths the re-create this insulator for lighting purposes. It is molded in solid amber glass in the same way the original was made but without the internal glass thread. This allows the lampholder to sit further into the glass leaving room for larger bulbs.
Wired with 3 core cable and a brass plated E14 lampholder, the bulb fits just inside the glass.
For 120Volt use we use an E12 Bakelite socket, wiring and 3″ J-Box cover. Components are UL Listed but the whole fitting is not.
Most E14 bulbs will fit this lamp.
Bulb is not included. Recommended bulbs are listed below.