UK Vintage Radio Repair and Restoration Powered By Google Custom Search Vintage Radio and TV Service Data

Go Back   UK Vintage Radio Repair and Restoration Discussion Forum > Specific Vintage Equipment > Other Vintage Household Electrical or Electromechanical Items

Notices

Other Vintage Household Electrical or Electromechanical Items For discussions about other vintage (over 25 years old) electrical and electromechanical household items. See the sticky thread for details.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 8th Jul 2021, 4:55 pm   #1
Uncle Bulgaria
Octode
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Cornwall, UK.
Posts: 1,235
Default Simplex bracket. Lamp?

I wonder if anyone can identify this for me, to see if there's another part I should be looking for, or whether I should offer it to the needy in the appropriate thread.

I'm guessing it's a lampshade mounting bracket, but don't know the model.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20210708_175307.jpg
Views:	141
Size:	47.0 KB
ID:	237336   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20210708_175319.jpg
Views:	111
Size:	83.6 KB
ID:	237337  
Uncle Bulgaria is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 8th Jul 2021, 5:53 pm   #2
Refugee
Dekatron
 
Refugee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Worksop, Nottinghamshire, UK.
Posts: 5,112
Default Re: Simplex bracket. Lamp?

If it is part of a lamp there would be a glass ball with a thread that screws into the base you have found.
Refugee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th Jul 2021, 7:22 pm   #3
broadgage
Octode
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: North Somerset, UK.
Posts: 1,815
Default Re: Simplex bracket. Lamp?

It looks to me as though it is intended to be mounted onto a standard circular conduit box via the two keyhold holes, or possibly with wood-screws onto a timber surface.
And the lampshade would have a coarse thread to screw onto the internal thread on the mounting box.
broadgage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th Jul 2021, 12:03 am   #4
Reelman
Octode
 
Reelman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Rotherham, South Yorkshire, UK.
Posts: 1,181
Default Re: Simplex bracket. Lamp?

May I suggest that the manufacturer of this is “Dimplex” rather than “simplex”?

Peter
Reelman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th Jul 2021, 7:24 am   #5
Station X
Moderator
 
Station X's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4, UK.
Posts: 18,430
Default Re: Simplex bracket. Lamp?

I thought that, but don't they only make heaters etc?
__________________
Graham. Forum Moderator

Keep the soldering iron hot.
Station X is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 9th Jul 2021, 12:24 pm   #6
Brigham
Octode
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Co. Durham, UK.
Posts: 1,030
Default Re: Simplex bracket. Lamp?

I would guess that this is a 'Dimplex' item, and probably part of an infra-red electric heater.
A round ceiling type, probably.
Brigham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th Jul 2021, 1:59 pm   #7
Uncle Bulgaria
Octode
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Cornwall, UK.
Posts: 1,235
Default Re: Simplex bracket. Lamp?

Well, it's definitely 'Simplex'. I brushed the dust off before taking photos and it turned out half of the label was unattached! I'm sorry for that lack of clarity - I didn't notice until I saw some of the bits on the floor.

I was reading about some of their lighting products and recalled some from the 1960s 'temporary' buildings at school. I've asked for an eye to be kept open for a coarse threaded globe, just in case it's not broken.

The trouble with sorting out someone else's 'might come in handy' effects is that it's never possible to know if the half one has is all that remains, or if the other half will turn up after the first has been disposed of.
Uncle Bulgaria is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 9th Jul 2021, 2:51 pm   #8
The Philpott
Nonode
 
The Philpott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Colchester, Essex, UK.
Posts: 2,796
Default Re: Simplex bracket. Lamp?

It looks like it could be the top of one of those enamelled steel industrial downlighters (usually flattish shape, white on the inside and green on the outside) If so there would have also been a weatherproof cap.

Just had a surf--the aptly named 'skinflint design' are asking 275 GBP for a complete simplex downlighter !

Dave

Last edited by The Philpott; 9th Jul 2021 at 2:57 pm.
The Philpott is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools



All times are GMT. The time now is 10:42 am.


All information and advice on this forum is subject to the WARNING AND DISCLAIMER located at https://www.vintage-radio.net/rules.html.
Failure to heed this warning may result in death or serious injury to yourself and/or others.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2002 - 2021, Paul Stenning.