A unique old light switch

Home history buffs like me should get a kick out of this picture.  I am in about 20+ different houses here in Capitol Hill every week.  So, I see all sorts of unique and historic features. This is the kind of stuff that I think is really cool. This is the least fancy, but coolest from a functional perspective. It is an old rag wire wood handle light switch that just hangs from the asbestos insulated conductor. The switch just hangs there. It is kind of like a keyless fixture with a pull string, but in this case the switch itself is inside of the “string!”

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