Original villas commonly had electrical fittings of ceramic and brass.
Original light switches and outlets consisted of a ceramic fitting with round brass, generally finished in antique bronze or, later, with a bakelite cover plate.
Generally, electrical installations:
- had a single light outlet in the centre of the ceiling – wall lights were not common (Figure 1)
- provided switching to bedroom lights often by pull cord mounted on the ceiling
- had single power points with circular ceramic fittings, unswitched in each room
- had power points mounted at approximately 4’ (1200 mm).