Knurled Locknuts are the common 1/8 IP lamp size, used for lamp repair. Knurled edge makes it easy to grip when tightening or loosening. Use for lamp repair and as a spacer.
Standard Lamp Thread Sizes
Lamp Thread Sizes
Standardized thread sizes for lamps enable many types of parts to be connected. It is imperative to know the thread size when replacing any antique lamp parts. List of common lamp threads and there uses provides a quick reference.
8-32 - 5/32" outside diameter, used as holder screws with some glass shades.
1/4-20 - 9/16" outside diameter
1/4-27 - 7/32" outside diameter, used on harp posts & most lamp finials.
1/8 IP-27 - 3/8" outside diameter, very common thread used on table lamps, socket caps, and some finials. Allows electrical wire to pass through pipe.
1/4 IP-18 - 1/2" outside diameter, used on floor lamps, clusters, ceiling fixtures, and floor lamp bases.
3/8 IP - 5/8" outside diameter, used on chandeliers and hanging lamps.
F: designates a female thread - part is tapped having interior threads.
M: designates a male thread - threaded with exterior threads.
Watts: Volts multiplied by Amps
Amps: Watts divided by Volts
Volts: Watts divided by Amps
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