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Old decora style outlets #218352 03/25/17 10:31 AM
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The other day I saw some old looking decora style duplex receptacles. They had three lines on the face and looked like may have been different size from most decora. Brand was Slater. I may pick them up if anyone wants pictures. Guessing these were very early decora.

Also some some old Sierra cover plates in weird colors, they had gray and white, which seems more modern than the era the plates were from.

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Re: Old decora style outlets [Re: switches] #218353 03/25/17 11:40 AM
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If you could add some pictures that would be great!

Re: Old decora style outlets [Re: switches] #218367 03/29/17 01:41 AM
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Decora is a Leviton brand/trademark, the original device may have been Sierraplex from the now defunct Sierra Electric.

Re: Old decora style outlets [Re: switches] #218436 04/22/17 07:59 PM
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Slater had the Sierra look a likes that fit a standard Decora face plate

Re: Old decora style outlets [Re: switches] #219184 03/03/18 06:30 PM
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Here are some decorator devices I have that I thought you might be interested to see. The switch is a Circle F No Klik. I've never seen a decorator switch built this way, there's no frame around the paddle and you can see the mechanism behind it.

The 20 Amp outlet says Sierra Sola Basic on it.

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Re: Old decora style outlets [Re: switches] #219185 03/05/18 07:49 PM
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Good Lord, they look older than I do

Do they even have a groundING terminal?

I can't tell.....

~SA~

Re: Old decora style outlets [Re: switches] #219187 03/06/18 03:31 AM
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Looks like the right one has a self grounding clip on bottom device screw, and middle one might have a clip on lower right back side? for grounding

Re: Old decora style outlets [Re: switches] #219191 03/06/18 02:44 PM
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~s~

Come on buddy, older than you?

The desbar style no ground receptacle is a real gem. Used to see devices with two, three, receptacles, and a sp switch.


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Re: Old decora style outlets [Re: switches] #219197 03/10/18 09:47 AM
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That desbar style I've had for several years. I just got the other two. Habitat Restore has been a good source for this stuff, these all came from there.

The Circle F and Sierra both have green grounding screws. The Sierra also has push in wiring option also. It seems to be a Spec Grade item because it's quite well built and seems to have brass mounting strap. I've also not seen a receptacle to have the voltage and amperage on the face as it has. When did Sierra stop making devices? I remember they too had a desbar like receptacle but it fit a decorator plate that was narrower.

There were three of the Circle F rockers, and all seemed to be NOS. I just got one though.

Re: Old decora style outlets [Re: switches] #219484 08/02/18 12:37 AM
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Circle F later became Sylvania Wiring Devices, and the last was Challenger, maybe Westinghouse killed them when they bought Challenger as they already had Bryant wiring devices, Bryant was later sold to Hubbell.


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