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#152417 - 03/19/05 06:10 PM Never say Never
electure Offline


Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4226
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA

I've never seen one of these, and hope I never will.


Yup, That's what I posted about 2 weeks ago in a Photos for Discussion thread.
This One

Me and my big mouth

Have you others run into these? This is about 1960 vintage I believe.

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#152418 - 03/19/05 08:46 PM Re: Never say Never
frenchelectrican Offline


Registered: 02/06/03
Posts: 938
Loc: Wi/ Paris France { France for ...

i did see few of it in couple of commercal locations but the lower photo it show Sq D fuseable switch i did see the 30 amp verison and 100 amp but i did see the 200 amp verison also but hard to pull it out
but once a while i did ran into very oddball one too

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#152419 - 03/20/05 11:12 AM Re: Never say Never
Lostazhell Offline

Registered: 02/21/04
Posts: 1248
Loc: Bakersfield, CA (Originally Or...
Oh that is what you were talking about.... Those disconnects are all over LA, especially the old high rises around downtown... I came across a 400A 240V Zinsco version at a flea bag hotel similar to the one that e57 had a field day with....

#152420 - 04/22/05 02:20 PM Re: Never say Never
Trumpy Offline


Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8532
Loc: SI,New Zealand
Hey Electure,
Is there supposed to be wires coming off the ends of them fuses in the bottom picture?.
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#152421 - 04/23/05 03:50 AM Re: Never say Never
George Corron Offline

Registered: 05/16/01
Posts: 728
Loc: Lorton, Va USA
The ad you showed is for a bus duct switch, I may be able to get you a pic of one installed in the last year or so, yup, seen lot's of 'em, and their still in use and for sale.

Real close cousin to the switchboard you show.

#152422 - 04/23/05 06:10 PM Re: Never say Never
electure Offline


Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4226
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
That would be great!
This is the most bizarre pullout I can imagine. The little handle does lever over so that it keeps it in a closed condition, and it feels quite solid!

Mike, there are 3 #12 wires coming from the lugs on the left side of the disconnect. Brown, Orange, and Yellow.

#152423 - 04/23/05 06:38 PM Re: Never say Never
Sir Arcsalot Offline

Registered: 11/17/03
Posts: 117
Loc: Lynden, Washington
Reminds me about 20 years ago when I was a custodian at an institution laundry building- they had an old (WWII) Trumbull "Swing-Wa" panel that shut off the main fans in the building. Had to operate one of those every night.

For the most part it never bothered me except sometimes I would think to myself, What would happen if the insulation in the handle somehow failed?"

I heard they either locked out or abandoned that panel. I thought it was kinda cool though.
No wire bias here- I'm standing on neutral ground.


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