Peerless No. 8000 Christmas Light Chain, In Box, Working, 1945-50 For Sale
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DESCRIPTION: This is a working chain of 7 Christmas lights
made by Peerless (box says it is product number 8000), approximately 12-foot
long. I estimate this is from
1945-1955, judging by the cloth used to cover the cord, Bakelite for the light
sockets, as well as the package graphics.
All sockets, plug and extra plug-in socket for attaching another chain
are made of a black Bakelite with mixed-in bits of green and red. There are 2 red bulbs, 2 green, 2 blue, and
one yellow, all with intact paint. Most
are marked with the GE logo. Each light
is about 12” from the next one. The plug-in
for another chain is the last thing on the chain, as they usually do nowadays. The wire overall is a double wire from socket
to socket. All sockets have a red wooden
ball near it on the chain, so you can secure the bulb in place on the
branch. The box had a pop-out display
graphic for its top, showing kids with a Xmas tree & dog outside a
house. The box contains instructions on
the back, as you can see.
This is in EXCELLENT condition, for its age.
As mentioned, this still works, and the only detraction being that the
box is a bit crushed at the side, with a small tear at the top, and the top
pop-up has become detached. The back
shows foxing on the cardboard. The plug
has no cover plate protecting its wiring – these were often a piece of
cardboard and can probably be easily crafted.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CONDITION AND QUALITY, EMAIL ME!
pays $6.20 Priority mail. I COMBINE SHIPPING IF YOU WIN MULTIPLE