Using a Brass Lamp Pipe Flange is an easy way to construct a lamp. Brass flange connector attaches to wooden lamp bases with two screws. Once the flange is attached to the lamp base, a piece of 1/8 IP standard lamp pipe or nipple can be screwed into the threaded part of the flange for a firm hold. Threaded 1/8 IP to fit standard lamp pipe.
Tapped 1/8 IP
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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