Museum of Plugs and Sockets logo, small Alternative cord fixation
in a classic continental European plug
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Even in plugs without a cord grip electricians were able to fix cords in a secure way. The method shown below asks for expertise, patience and craftsmen that are not paid by the piece.


Drawing of alternative cord fixation

Plug with alternatice cord fixation

left Drawing made by Reiner Hahn that shows in four steps how a cord can be secured in a plug without cord grip.
right Bakelite, single piece plug with a cord secured according to the method shown right. This simple type of plug have been made from the early 1930s until the 1950s. The shown plug is a 1930s Felmas type 6789 plug, but the method to fix cords could be used on many types of simple plugs.   {RH}


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