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#152660 - 11/17/05 09:50 PM Old Stuff!!
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I found these in an old electricians basement.

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I found these in a garage from 1929, the were still in working condition!


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#152661 - 11/18/05 06:48 AM Re: Old Stuff!!
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What are the dates on sopme of this stuff? The Push-Matic breakers and Tap Lite boxes look typical 1960s styling.

Not sure about the wirenuts and insulated staples. Possibly a little earlier, although sometimes the same box designs lasted for years!

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#152662 - 11/18/05 07:25 AM Re: Old Stuff!!
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What was that TAP-LIGHT switch used for?
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#152663 - 11/19/05 03:59 PM Re: Old Stuff!!
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Those "Tap-Lite" switches were quite the finishing touch in the modern contemporary home of the late 1950s/early 1960s. They are analoguous to the common toggle wall switch - push on, push off. I have a friend who has a number of these single and double gang devices in her house. The one shown here features a woodgrain cover which hides the 6/32" mounting screws.

My favorite is still the old 1910 era 2 button switch (with the real "mother of pearl" inset for the "on" button, and solid brass plate, of course .

Mike (mamills)

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#152664 - 11/19/05 05:04 PM Re: Old Stuff!!
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Is Honeywell a US company?.
Reason I ask that is because a lot of Room Thermostats here are made by H/well.
I always thought they came from the UK.
BTW HCE727, that stuff is in pristine condition.
Thanks for the pics, I could look at old stuff like this for hours.

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#152665 - 11/19/05 06:57 PM Re: Old Stuff!!
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You and me both, love that stuff! I have a couple of other things that I am going to post.
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#152666 - 11/19/05 09:41 PM Re: Old Stuff!!
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My favorite is still the old 1910 era 2 button switch (with the real "mother of pearl" inset for the "on" button, and solid brass plate, of course.


I recently bought a 1957 Leviton catalog which included mother-of-pearl pushbutton switches. I'd bet these were old stock. I have a 1996 Leviton catalog listing t-slot receptacles, and T-rated switches, and other things they were probably trying to unload.

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#211744 - 11/14/13 12:45 PM Re: Old Stuff!! [Re: Webmaster]
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I am looking for the Honeywell tap-lites that you show in the above photo. My parents are selling their home and need to replace some of these. I need 4 two tap-lites switch plate covers and 1 four tap-lite switch plate. Do you know anyone that has some of these?

Please email me at tmweeks@carolina.rr.com

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#211747 - 11/14/13 07:15 PM Re: Old Stuff!! [Re: Webmaster]
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Best suggestion I could offer is:
Get the exact dimension of the hole(s).
Contact Mulberry Metals via a google search.
They MAY have a plate available, or for the $$$ custom make them.

www.mulberrymetals.com

They are still in Union, NJ


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#211763 - 11/15/13 09:31 AM Re: Old Stuff!! [Re: Webmaster]
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I have made custom plates myself with a bench router or even a Dremel tool, starting with a blank cover or a toggle cover, depending on where the screw holes need to be.
You can always start with a clean sheet of brass too.
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