Having bridged the fuse carrier the only protection for the appliance is the circuit protection - commonly rated at 32A rather than 13A !
On a circuit without RCD protection this could start a fire
...as somebody clearly had a 'cunning plan'. Note the cable wired directly into the adapter is solid 'twin and earth' so that three items rather than two could be fed from a single socket.
...by the use of a standard bulb rather than a reflector lamp . The reflector not only directs the light forward but heat as well i.e. away from the body of the fitting.
...and so the insulation has baked and fallen off revealing the live parts to anyone who opens it up to change a lamp.
If you look closely you will see the fine needle like spine in the centre of this fitting. This is connected to the live part of the circuit.
If you find anything like this you can date it as pre war (ie pre 1939).
Note the fact that 3 circuits are being fed from a single fuse and no single cable is of adequate rating to be protected by the fuse.
...service with integrity since 1978
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