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SqD type MO 2-breaker panel #152929
03/08/06 06:04 PM
03/08/06 06:04 PM
Trumpy  Offline
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Quote
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

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Thanks Cliff!. [Linked Image]

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Re: SqD type MO 2-breaker panel #152930
03/08/06 07:03 PM
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Rewired  Offline
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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!!

A.D

Re: SqD type MO 2-breaker panel #152931
03/08/06 07:25 PM
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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. [Linked Image] BTW, they were in great shape even then with the exception of a lot of paint on them.

Re: SqD type MO 2-breaker panel #152932
03/08/06 07:52 PM
03/08/06 07:52 PM
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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.

Re: SqD type MO 2-breaker panel #152933
03/08/06 09:53 PM
03/08/06 09:53 PM
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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 [Linked Image].

Mike (mamills)

Re: SqD type MO 2-breaker panel #152934
03/08/06 10:14 PM
03/08/06 10:14 PM
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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.

Re: SqD type MO 2-breaker panel #152935
03/09/06 11:37 AM
03/09/06 11:37 AM
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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. [Linked Image] [Linked Image]

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

Re: SqD type MO 2-breaker panel #152936
03/09/06 05:23 PM
03/09/06 05:23 PM
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Hey Sven,

[Linked Image]

Those are glass telegraph insulators. as a hobby I collect those too [Linked Image]

[This message has been edited by Hemingray (edited 03-09-2006).]


Cliff
Re: SqD type MO 2-breaker panel #152937
03/10/06 12:04 PM
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NICE!!!!! [Linked Image]

Re: SqD type MO 2-breaker panel #152938
03/10/06 12:44 PM
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Those insulators are beauties. I particularly like the "greenies".

Mike (mamills)

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