Here are some pictures to add to your thread about old devices.
The face of an old surface mount Leviton Receptacle.
The back of the same receptacle, note the price, adjust for inflation, and these things were expensive!
A Trumbull brand double pole switch.
An old Leviton switch in my house, the "bandaid" is the real McCoy added by my Grandmother years ago to keep the cover from falling off...
[This message has been edited by Joe Tedesco (edited 07-15-2002).]