Brass Coventry Wall mount AGEE Insulator 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 AGEE purple telephone Insulator 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.
This is a domestic cable insulator found in Victoria and has the makers mark AGEE. The purple colored glass is the result of ultraviolet light making impurities in the glass change color over time.
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 purple glass of this insulator is reasonably common but we only have a few in stock at present.
Whilst there are many examples of insulators and they are becoming a unique collectable, this style is so common as to make re-purposing an interesting proposition. Whilst they are common in the USA they are hard to come by in sets of similar color from Australia. Due to the fact that these insulators are over quite old and have been in use atop a power pole, they are not perfect. Small chips and scratches may be visible in some examples. Stock is at times greyish purple, better examples are dark purple.
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.