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#152929 - 03/08/06 03:04 PM SqD type MO 2-breaker panel
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ound this in cave city, AR for $2.00 in a flea market. both breakers are marked for 15A, 120/240VAC. Figured it'd be a neat item to have. Marked as type MO under the "Multi-Breaker" label


Hemingray




Thanks Cliff!.
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#152930 - 03/08/06 04:03 PM Re: SqD type MO 2-breaker panel
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Right on! I have actually seen 1 or 2 of those still in USE! Might actually have a breaker for that kicking around at work!!

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#152931 - 03/08/06 04:25 PM Re: SqD type MO 2-breaker panel
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My house built 1943, had 2 next to the kitchen sink, untill the early '70s,and pulled out 2 more about 1980 from its evil twin. BTW, they were in great shape even then with the exception of a lot of paint on them.

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#152932 - 03/08/06 04:52 PM Re: SqD type MO 2-breaker panel
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Had to replace one of those not to long ago, as one of the breakers would no longer re-set.
It was mounted in a residential kitchen, recessed into a brick wall, and fed through pipe. As you may have guessed, replacement breakers are as rare as hens' teeth.

With this type of enclosure there are no buss bars; the breakers are wired direct, and mounted to the faceplate. Square D does, however, make a "feed-thru" type breaker, with clips that allowed me to mount it to a new fsceplate that I made.

Took a lot of time, and cost the customer (maybe) $150 for replacing a breaker....but there really wasn't much of an alternative.

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#152933 - 03/08/06 06:53 PM Re: SqD type MO 2-breaker panel
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Money well spent! Those are nice little boxes. I have a couple of those guys in my collection, too. I also have a Westinghouse-brand MO box - has one 15a and one 20a. The cover and the box itself is made of a VERY lightweight aluminum. The actual breaker unit probably weighs more than the box .

Mike (mamills)

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#152934 - 03/08/06 07:14 PM Re: SqD type MO 2-breaker panel
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I worked on a Refrigeration unit from out of the Dark Ages that had one of these units on it.
It was running a chiller on a chicken farm.
Guy that ran the place had his own 11kV/120/240 service.
Imported all the gear from the US.
You can't put a man down for wanting to bring his own stuff with him.
Must have cost a fortune to rewire the place and set the place up.
But the wiring confused me somewhat (this was before I was ever a member here).
He was happy and I meggered the whole place and not a problem at all.
Spare parts (if ever needed) could be a problem though.
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#152935 - 03/09/06 08:37 AM Re: SqD type MO 2-breaker panel
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Hey Cliff, what's that thing sitting on top of the fan (to the right of the breaker box)?

It looks like a chassis full of radiotubes! Yummy yummy.

Now, why can't they make panels with little decorations like those embossed lines on the cover anymore?

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#152936 - 03/09/06 02:23 PM Re: SqD type MO 2-breaker panel
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Hey Sven,



Those are glass telegraph insulators. as a hobby I collect those too

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#152937 - 03/10/06 09:04 AM Re: SqD type MO 2-breaker panel
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NICE!!!!!

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#152938 - 03/10/06 09:44 AM Re: SqD type MO 2-breaker panel
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Those insulators are beauties. I particularly like the "greenies".

Mike (mamills)

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