This is a nice little lighting device that would have been handy in places that had limited lighting or electrical outlets. It was used to turn a single light socket into a duplex socket that could hold two light bulbs or as offered here, a single light bulb with the other side becoming an outlet to accept an electric cord plug. It is made of black Bakelite and on one side it is marked Benjamin - 660W - 250V. The long side which is in line with the socket has screw threads around the lower edge to hold a light shade holder. Included with this is a brass shade holder for convenience although I don’t believe this to be an old shade holder. The angled socket comes with an old Arrow 2-prong adapter which appears to be made of hard rubber. The slots are of equal size and will not work with a grounded plug. This fits into a standard socket and both sides take a standard bulb. All parts of this work but it is an old electrical piece and is being sold as is. I believe it is from the early 1900's.
The total length without the shade holder is about 3 ¼” and it measures about 2 ¼” wide. It is in good condition with minimal wear and no chips or other damage.
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