Friday, July 27, 2012

Old Newspaper Dates Gas Light Retrofit

The Crickets performed "That'll Be the Day" and "Peggy Sue" and Sam Cooke sings "You Send Me" and "For Sentimental Reasons." The Ed Sullivan Show on December 1.

Newspaper: a renovator's best friend...The newspaper was wedged in to plug the plaster hole during the wall repair post-retrofit. 

Anyone remember Gimbels Department Stores?

So the house presumably had gas light up until just before 1958. 

This is the electrical wiring which was commonly installed onto the existing gas light fixture plate (here from the ceiling), and the wiring run along the same wall chases as the gas pipes. Made sense.  But totally not-to-code today. 

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