This old electric plug is made of maroon Bakelite and it is called a Winker. Both sides of the deco styled, 2 prong adapter have the Winker logo of a face like a smiley face with one eye open and one eye closed as though winking. It has the UL emblem and reads; 100w 125v Made in USA. This simple device was often used to turn a standard strand of Christmas lights into blinking lights. The adapter plugs into the wall and the string of lights was plugged into the back side of the adapter. I have plugged a light socket with a single bulb into it to show that it is working. Both slots are the same size so it doesn’t take the new plugs with a larger grounded leg.
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It measures about 1 ½” wide by 1 1/8” deep by 1 1/8” thick and is in very good condition. As stated it does work but it is a vintage item and care should be taken when using any old electrical items.
The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.
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