windyhill4.2 wrote:Many of the old barns had lite fixtures that a standard quart canning jar would screw into it thus having the hot bulb inside the jar where if it broke open as some of those did when they burnt out,all the hot pieces of bulb were contained & wouldn't set the barn on fire.
Those old timers were smart and practical; and just as importantly companies put out products like that to use off-the-shelf components rather than extra-cost add-ons.
My Dad had a bunch of those canning jar lids attached to the under-side of a shelf, with the jars full of screws/nuts/bolts that he might need someday. Saved many many trips to the hardware store. I have a similar arrangement in a cabinet of little slide-out plastic drawers that cost more and don't work as well.