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#106126 - 06/12/05 11:55 AM Re: Gorgeous Service
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Do my old eyes decieve me, or has someone snipped some of the wires, ( red/black) in pic 4 in order to get them to fit?
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#106127 - 06/12/05 07:34 PM Re: Gorgeous Service
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If you look at a old (pre GTE Sylvania)Zinsco,it will say "Zinsco Electrical Products Los Angeles Calif."and one of those really old clay pigeon substitutes,will say "Magnetrip".

P.S. I suspect they had more national distribution after GTE bought them in the 1970s. They were very popular in apartment buildings,trailers and other structures wired by bottom feeders.
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#106128 - 06/13/05 10:15 AM Re: Gorgeous Service
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Kinda ironic...using the term "bottom feeders" when referring to Zinsco.

Mike (mamills)
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#106129 - 06/13/05 05:16 PM Re: Gorgeous Service
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I have never seen a piece of Zinsco equipment here in the northeast. (thankfully!)


Unfortunately, this is compensated for by all the FPE panels we have around here....
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#106130 - 06/13/05 05:57 PM Re: Gorgeous Service
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The best thing about that Zinsco Panel is: The plaster job that surrounds it. This guy cared enough to insatll metal chanel around it so he wouldnt' plaster the door shut with the new finish depth.

Rob
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#106131 - 06/13/05 07:22 PM Re: Gorgeous Service
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So, what would have been the good choice for a panel like this in the '60s?

Remember. at that time they didn't know what we know now about these problems.

And I'm no carp/fan of Zinsco or FPE, either
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#106132 - 06/13/05 09:28 PM Re: Gorgeous Service
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Best service in the 1960-70s IMO would be I-T-E,Cutler-Hammer,and SQ D*.


* Around here SQ D would be a BAD choice since no local support, but their resi. equipment was well built.
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#106133 - 06/15/05 04:02 AM Re: Gorgeous Service
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Cutler Hammer would have been a non-choice in the '60s.
The type CH/CHB breakers weren't introduced until about '72 or '73 Even then, they were considered by many as too new to be trusted.

Sort of narrows down the field, huh?
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#106134 - 06/15/05 06:03 AM Re: Gorgeous Service
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The "CH" was introduced in the late 50's, the time the "CHB" came on the market I dunno.
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#106135 - 06/16/05 04:12 AM Re: Gorgeous Service
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