Old standard! I have a pre war iron that belonged to my late mother with a brown earth wire. Not that it was ever earthed, she had a bayonet plug on it to go into the light!
In the good old days of tinned-stranded red and black, brown would be an "earthy" looking colour
German appliances around the 1940's use Red for the Earth conductor, The Brown earth wire could have been originally Red that discoloured to become brown.
I still have a handy set
Were they bare conductors that required red sleeving?German appliances around the 1940's use Red for the Earth conductor, The Brown earth wire could have been originally Red that discoloured become brown
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