Often one of the first items to be fitted in a house after electric lighting was installed, this item comprises a large switch to control a permanently wired electric cooker. Some also include a socket outlet for an electric kettle.
MK cooker switch and socket
Massive old metalclad MK cooker switch with socket..
Plastic MK cooker switch and 13A socket outlet
Old moulded plastic surface mounted MK cooker switch with socket. Cat No 5040 IVY.
Although houses today have numerous socket outlets in all rooms, when these were initially introduced, it was often the only electrical outlet for the entire kitchen.