Where can I find a torch lamp socket?

I have a torch (torche, whatever) lamp that has a broken socket and I don't seem to be able to find a replacment. I tried to order one through a local lighting store and it's been back-ordered for months and I can't turn on up searching the web.
If you don't know what I'm talking about, it's a 3-way socket that has a bakelite base, an aluminum(?) threaded sleeve for the standard-base light buld to screw into, and a bakelite cylinder around the aluminum that screws onto the bakelite base and has a coarse _outside_ thread for a bakelite nut that hold the globe on. Is that clear?
Where can I get this part? Can anyone recommend a lighting parts supplier on the web? TIA.
Chris
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On 21 Feb 2005 10:46:55 -0800, snipped-for-privacy@nycap.rr.com wrote:

Not on the web, but I believe Home Depot and lowes have replace ment parts. Give them a call for traveling over.
hth,
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tom wrote:

If it were only that simple. I haven't checked Lowes, actually, but the guy at Home Depot looked at me like I was crazy. They have lots of basic brass lamp fittings but nothing like I'm looking for. I may try Lowe's.
In the mean time, a different search found http://www.jalanes.com / which has a "bakelite socket with lock ring". But their website isn't very good and I haven't been able to order one or see how much it would cost to ship.
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You fail to mention what continent your on so the link I am providing may be worthless.
http://mainelyshades.safeshopper.com/266/cat266.htm?781 base
http://mainelyshades.safeshopper.com/40/cat40.htm?789 full page.
Check out harps for holding the shade.
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SQLit wrote:

US. Sorry.

Actually, http://mainelyshades.safeshopper.com/91/4399.htm?781 look promising. Thanks for getting me to the site.
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Over the counter is best because you can take disassembled parts and match them. Specialist lamp stores are probably much more knowledgeable than big box or chain stores, and you ought to be able to find at least one in any city oveer 500,000 (via Yellow Pages.)
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I found a replacement at Lamplighters of Lafayette, Sussex County, New Jersey. Wasn't cheap though.
(973) 383-5513
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