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#152547 07/12/05 05:24 PM
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Can you quote me price and delivery on six of these?

Do you have any with grounded 3-prong outlets?


Bill Mueller

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#152548 07/17/05 12:14 AM
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I have 1 of these that I pulled from my aunts old house (c. 1922) There were about 10 of these floating around, along with some matching surfex toggle switches. Her house pre-dated 3 prongs by about 30 years , as I'm guessing the surfex line did as well... Just curious if you're looking to complete a collection or some project...


#152549 07/18/05 12:05 PM
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I have a couple of grounded Eagle brand surface-mount sockets. New in the boxes.

Label says "Genuine Bakelite" [Linked Image]

Better quality than Cooper Electric's regular 2-pin ungrounded surface mount devices, that's for sure.

#152550 07/18/05 04:43 PM
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... Can you quote me price and delivery on six of these?

Do you have any with grounded 3-prong outlets?

Are YOU asking us? ...hoping that between us all we have a half dozen "ready to ship"?...LOL.

~~ CELTIC ~~
...-= NJ =-...
#152551 07/22/05 07:11 AM
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This is the email as I got its entirety. I don't know if it was even meant to be posted.
I had hoped that Bill M. would post an explanation on the thread.

#152552 07/22/05 09:29 AM
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I have several of these devices, hidden away somewhere in the back of my shop...2 wire + G...I don't even remember where I got these things from. I do remember that the grip strength for the inserted connector wasn't all that great - some 16 awg and 14 awg cords would simply fall out. Hmmm... Could be the reason they are so well buried... [Linked Image]

Mike (mamills)

#152553 07/22/05 10:05 AM
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Strange email. I removed the specific contact info so that we don't get complaints about classifieds in the Forum area.

#152554 07/22/05 01:04 PM
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Well....the Surfex type certainly has an interesting styling.

Were they very common? It's the second time I've seen a picture of one -- and I've never seen one in the flesh.

The most commonly seen surface-mount outlets here are the Eagle/Cooper types. Like this:

Grounded version I mentioned in a previous post (still manufactured)
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or this one (also still manufactured)

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