Bakelite Switch Collection
Mounted on a classic oak pattress, our reproduction Bakelite switches provide nostalgic appeal whilst meeting modern safety standards. Inspired by the 1920s era, they have also proved popular in any situation where a discreet alternative to brass is required. These British Bakelite light switches are made in Caldicot, South Wales, UK.
Bakelite switches epitomise the 'Arts & Crafts' movement of the turn of the last century, widely in use right up until the 1960s. Unfortunately, the original Bakelite switches were ripped out in favour of the 'new modern' white plastic, and those that escaped this fate no longer apply to modern regulations.
Our Bakelite switches are easy to install and are available with or without the solid oak pattress, which fit a standard metal wall box using our 'unique to Bromleighs' adaptor kit. To complement the overall look, Bakelite pendants and pull switches are also available.
To match this collection, we recommend our Period Collection as intermediate switches. These would work with a black/brown or bronze dome, black base and a wooden pattress.