Titanic's Power Sockets

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Scott R. Andrews

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Sam,

Both the lamp sockets and the plug-in power outlets were of the bayonet type.

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Aaron_2016

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Here is a photo of plug sockets in one of the staterooms. Not sure about the buttons beside the door. One of them might be a plug socket.

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Doug Criner

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Bruce Beveridge's book, vol. 1, p. 385, has a photo of the type of electric panel shown on the right-hand side of the door. He identifies it as a stateroom light switch and call panel. The top device is an electric outlet (receptacle). The other devices are light switches and a call button for the cabin steward. From the appointments shown in your photo, this would be a first-class stateroom.
 
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Doug Criner

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Looking again at your posted photograph, it seems to be very professionally done. The contrast, sharpness, etc., are excellent. I assume that the photo was taken for marketing purposes.
 

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The electrical “convenience” outlets found on the Titanic were used for table/Gimbal lamps, portable fans, and bed warmers in the first class staterooms and suites at 100vdc. They may also have been found elsewhere on the ship, such as in the kitchen, for the brand new electrical appliances such as meat slicers, peelers, and food processing type devices that were in use there. They were of the pre-BS 73 type, the “standard” 5A 2 round pin that were used in Britain (at 220-240v) at the time.
 

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