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Author Topic: Experimenter miniature lamp base for cub scouts??  (Read 1488 times)
KD2E
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« on: January 28, 2013, 08:01:37 PM »

Such a simple item, now unobtanium??
For my Cub Scout pack to experiment with simple DC circuit, I need one of those little bulb bases.
They usually had two small screws, or even better, spring loaded fahenstock clips. They were usually made of ceramic, Porcelain, or black plastic. They are used with the small screw in #47 size bulbs.
Can anyone suggest a source? I can't find 'em!!
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WB6BYU
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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2013, 08:43:18 PM »

Actually I bumped into something like that the other day - it was in a hardware store
of some sort, in all the drawers of screws, bolts, nuts, cotter pins, bushings, corks,
hitch pins, etc.  Don't remember if it was Lowes or an Ace Hardware, but one of the
boxes had parts for electrical experiments of the type you describe.

Otherwise I have a string of old Christmas tree lights, back from the days when
they used colored #47 bulbs...
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AC2EU
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2013, 09:37:00 PM »

Well , bulbs are passe' . Kids want to know about LEDs now.  Grin
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KA4POL
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2013, 10:18:07 PM »

See http://www.surplussales.com/bulbs-incan-panel/LampSockets.html
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W5FYI
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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2013, 12:04:25 AM »

The hardware section of Lowes, Ace or Home Depot might have what you are looking for.

Also Radio Shack; 272-355, 272-356, 272-357 and 272-360.

GL
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N3QE
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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2013, 12:13:46 AM »

A whole page of several varieties at http://catalog.miniscience.com/catalog/electricity/Lamp-Holder.html and they also have real knife switches!
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KB1WSY
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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2013, 06:21:42 PM »

>>I need one of those little bulb bases.<<

I'm pretty sure my local electronics store (in the Boston area) has those, in several styles including the classic ones. If you get stuck, give 'em a call, they probably do mail order (or if not, contact me, it's only a 10-minute drive from my home).

The store:

http://www.youdoitelectronics.com/

73 DE Martin

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W9GB
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« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2013, 05:44:34 AM »

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Such a simple item, now unobtanium??
For my Cub Scout pack to experiment with simple DC circuit, I need one of those little bulb bases.
They usually had two small screws, or even better, spring loaded fahenstock clips. They were usually made of ceramic, Porcelain, or black plastic. They are used with the small screw in #47 size bulbs.
Can anyone suggest a source? I can't find 'em!!
HILLMAN GROUP PART DRAWERS
This is USA mfg. / Distributor that supplies your local hardware store.
http://www.hillmangroup.com/about.html

The Hillman Group
10590 Hamilton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45231.
USA
Toll-Free: 1.800.800.4900
http:// www.hillmangroup.com
E-mail: info@hillmangroup.com

Hillman services approximately 15,000 franchise and independent ("F & I") retail outlets. These individual dealers are typically members of larger cooperatives, such as True Value, Ace Hardware and Do it Best Corp.

CHECK your LOCAL HARDWARE STORES !!
Some hardware franchise owners do not stock full complement of parts
(leave out knobs, metric hardware, stainless, etc.).

Many ACE HARDWARE stores in Midwest have these drawers.
Home Depot and Lowes (Big Box) are not reliable sources for these parts (they repackage and carry high volume items).
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