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I have this 1920's lamp with three sockets I need to wire. The link below
leads to a picture of the top part of the lamp. The only parts that can be
removed are the sockets and the short curved pieces to which they attach.
The shaft can't be removed from the lamp. There is not enough room in the
ball at the top of the lamp for wire nuts, and I can't get three pieces of
lamp cord down through the shaft so I can make the connections inside the
lamp base. Any ideas how I can wire this? Thanks.

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...vis/colby3.jpg

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On Sun, 23 Mar 2008 01:38:25 +0000, J. Cameron Davis wrote:

I have this 1920's lamp with three sockets I need to wire. The link
below leads to a picture of the top part of the lamp. The only parts
that can be removed are the sockets and the short curved pieces to which
they attach. The shaft can't be removed from the lamp. There is not
enough room in the ball at the top of the lamp for wire nuts, and I
can't get three pieces of lamp cord down through the shaft so I can make
the connections inside the lamp base. Any ideas how I can wire this?
Thanks.

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...vis/colby3.jpg




Would there be enough space in the curved tubing to do the following?

I'd try #14 stranded wire and wire sockets in parallel. I wonder if you
limit the wattage of bulb if you couldn't go to a #16 wire.
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I have this 1920's lamp with three sockets I need to wire. The link below
leads to a picture of the top part of the lamp. The only parts that can be
removed are the sockets and the short curved pieces to which they attach.
The shaft can't be removed from the lamp. There is not enough room in the
ball at the top of the lamp for wire nuts, and I can't get three pieces of
lamp cord down through the shaft so I can make the connections inside the
lamp base. Any ideas how I can wire this? Thanks.

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...vis/colby3.jpg


I'm pretty sure that the shaft unscrews from the spherical hub where the
three sockets are attached, and you'll find the splice for the three sockets
and the power cord in there



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On Sun, 23 Mar 2008 01:38:25 +0000, J. Cameron Davis wrote:

I have this 1920's lamp with three sockets I need to wire. The link
below leads to a picture of the top part of the lamp. The only parts
that can be removed are the sockets and the short curved pieces to which
they attach. The shaft can't be removed from the lamp. There is not
enough room in the ball at the top of the lamp for wire nuts, and I
can't get three pieces of lamp cord down through the shaft so I can make
the connections inside the lamp base. Any ideas how I can wire this?
Thanks.

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...vis/colby3.jpg




Would there be enough space in the curved tubing to do the following?

I'd try #14 stranded wire and wire sockets in parallel. I wonder if you
limit the wattage of bulb if you couldn't go to a #16 wire.


# 16 is good for about 1000 watts. He'll probably use 60


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J. Cameron Davis wrote:
I have this 1920's lamp with three sockets I need to wire. The link
below leads to a picture of the top part of the lamp. The only parts
that can be removed are the sockets and the short curved pieces to which
they attach. The shaft can't be removed from the lamp. There is not
enough room in the ball at the top of the lamp for wire nuts, and I
can't get three pieces of lamp cord down through the shaft so I can make
the connections inside the lamp base. Any ideas how I can wire this?
Thanks.


http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...vis/colby3.jpg


Solder the wires and use head shrink tubing instead of wire nuts.

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use head shrink tubing

Don't you have to order that from Africa or some place like that?


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I have this 1920's lamp with three sockets I need to wire. The link below
leads to a picture of the top part of the lamp. The only parts that can be
removed are the sockets and the short curved pieces to which they attach.
The shaft can't be removed from the lamp. There is not enough room in the
ball at the top of the lamp for wire nuts, and I can't get three pieces of
lamp cord down through the shaft so I can make the connections inside the
lamp base. Any ideas how I can wire this? Thanks.

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...vis/colby3.jpg


Use very small wire. Each lamp will only need 1 amp or less. All you have
to worry about is the insulation being rated for 120 volts or more.
Number 20 or even maybe 22 would carry each bulb.


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Would there be enough space in the curved tubing to do the following?

I'd try #14 stranded wire and wire sockets in parallel. I wonder if you
limit the wattage of bulb if you couldn't go to a #16 wire.


That certainly is overkill considering most lamp cords at 18 ga.


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On Sun, 23 Mar 2008 01:38:25 GMT, "J. Cameron Davis"
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I have this 1920's lamp with three sockets I need to wire. The link below
leads to a picture of the top part of the lamp. The only parts that can be
removed are the sockets and the short curved pieces to which they attach.
The shaft can't be removed from the lamp. There is not enough room in the
ball at the top of the lamp for wire nuts, and I can't get three pieces of
lamp cord down through the shaft so I can make the connections inside the
lamp base. Any ideas how I can wire this? Thanks.

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...vis/colby3.jpg


The less modification the better wrt antique value, and it will make
me happy too.

So please don't replace the covers for the sockets unless you
absolutely have to (and I can't imagine that.)

The sockets themselves are probably still good for another 20 years
also. They do sell knew ones, but i'm not sure they will fit in
those covers, so if you replace the sockets, you might need new,
shiny, anachronistic covers. I'm not sure the new covers are like
these covers so if you attempt to replace the tubular part, you might
have to replace the base also.

Also you won't be able to get matching chains.
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J. Cameron Davis wrote:
I have this 1920's lamp with three sockets I need to wire. The link
below leads to a picture of the top part of the lamp. The only parts
that can be removed are the sockets and the short curved pieces to which
they attach. The shaft can't be removed from the lamp. There is not
enough room in the ball at the top of the lamp for wire nuts, and I
can't get three pieces of lamp cord down through the shaft so I can make
the connections inside the lamp base. Any ideas how I can wire this?
Thanks.

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...vis/colby3.jpg

#18 or #20 wire with Teflon insulation would be my choice. Run the
wires to the base and make all of you connections there.
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I have this 1920's lamp with three sockets I need to wire. The link below
leads to a picture of the top part of the lamp. The only parts that can be
removed are the sockets and the short curved pieces to which they attach.
The shaft can't be removed from the lamp. There is not enough room in the
ball at the top of the lamp for wire nuts, and I can't get three pieces of
lamp cord down through the shaft so I can make the connections inside the
lamp base. Any ideas how I can wire this? Thanks.

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...vis/colby3.jpg


I'm pretty sure that the shaft unscrews from the spherical hub where the
three sockets are attached, and you'll find the splice for the three sockets
and the power cord in there

I think so too.

I think it will be hard or impossible to use heat shrink tubing with
this umbrella arrangement of wires. Solder and electrical tape will
be fine.




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On Mar 22, 10:17 pm, Blattus Slafaly 0/00 ? ? ?
wrote:
J. Cameron Davis wrote:
I have this 1920's lamp with three sockets I need to wire. The link
below leads to a picture of the top part of the lamp. The only parts
that can be removed are the sockets and the short curved pieces to which
they attach. The shaft can't be removed from the lamp. There is not
enough room in the ball at the top of the lamp for wire nuts, and I
can't get three pieces of lamp cord down through the shaft so I can make
the connections inside the lamp base. Any ideas how I can wire this?
Thanks.
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...vis/colby3.jpg
Solder the wires and use head shrink tubing instead of wire nuts.


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use head shrink tubing


Don't you have to order that from Africa or some place like that?


They have it a Home Depot, Radio Shack or All Electronics web site.

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Those stores sell *heat* shrink tubing...you suggested *head* shrink
tubing,

Head Shrinkers...Africa...Get it?
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On Mar 23, 8:57 am, Blattus Slafaly 0/00 ? ? ?
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DerbyDad03 wrote:

On Mar 22, 10:17 pm, Blattus Slafaly 0/00 ? ? ?
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J. Cameron Davis wrote:

I have this 1920's lamp with three sockets I need to wire. The link
below leads to a picture of the top part of the lamp. The only parts
that can be removed are the sockets and the short curved pieces to which
they attach. The shaft can't be removed from the lamp. There is not
enough room in the ball at the top of the lamp for wire nuts, and I
can't get three pieces of lamp cord down through the shaft so I can make
the connections inside the lamp base. Any ideas how I can wire this?
Thanks.
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...vis/colby3.jpg

Solder the wires and use head shrink tubing instead of wire nuts.


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use head shrink tubing


Don't you have to order that from Africa or some place like that?


They have it a Home Depot, Radio Shack or All Electronics web site.

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Those stores sell *heat* shrink tubing...you suggested *head* shrink
tubing,

Head Shrinkers...Africa...Get it?


If you're going to make a funny, it's better if you get it right. G

Head shrinking was/is(?) a South American thing.

Jeff


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