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#119571 - 01/07/05 12:33 AM Odd-Ball Breaker Setup  
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Odd ball multi breaker setup i came across today. The breakers are attached to the covers! Little unnerving to open standing in the rain today.

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#119572 - 01/07/05 01:35 AM Re: Odd-Ball Breaker Setup  
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I had two SQ D mfg. ones of 1943 vintage in my kitchen years ago, they were adjacent to the kitchen sink so much for working space.

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#119573 - 01/07/05 08:28 AM Re: Odd-Ball Breaker Setup  
electure  Online Sleepy

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Was this an old 120V service?
How far back did the attached service record tag go?
(Long Beach, maybe?)

#119574 - 01/09/05 01:56 AM Re: Odd-Ball Breaker Setup  
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what brand of breaker and panel is that?

#119575 - 01/09/05 06:19 AM Re: Odd-Ball Breaker Setup  
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Was the CB some sort of pull-out?

I have never seen anything like it!

That said.... Randy, how are ya? Haven't seen ya 'round much. Storms keeping ya busy down there? It's been raining for 3 weeks straight here. Hope all is well, Mark

Mark Heller
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#119576 - 01/09/05 11:33 AM Re: Odd-Ball Breaker Setup  
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seven , i belive this is a cutler hamer brand. FPE made one as did sguare D. i belive they were for 60 amp services at the begining of rural electrification.i rember when i was a kid seeing one in my grandmothers house.even took it out of the wall as it was so strange.luckily i didn't get shocked, as it been long disconnected.belive the one she had there were two 20 amp breakers. i happen to own one of these in a sguare D brand.

#119577 - 01/09/05 12:42 PM Re: Odd-Ball Breaker Setup  
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Sven, fairly sure it's early Cutler-Hammer given the shape and colors of the "winged" logo.

Notice that the breaker is mounted on the front cover, and the terminals look like machine screws top and bottom in the third picture. {And that snazzy redundant top jumper...}

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#119578 - 01/10/05 10:09 PM Re: Odd-Ball Breaker Setup  
electure  Online Sleepy

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I agree that it's Cutler-Hammer.

I wonder about that emblem, though. It doesn't seem that a logo in the colors black and red with wings like that would have been very popular in the U.S. during or post-WWII.

How old do you think this is?

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#119579 - 01/10/05 10:37 PM Re: Odd-Ball Breaker Setup  
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I would guess that old logo was replaced by the late 50's,but could be wrong it will not be the first time and will not be the last.

#119580 - 01/15/05 01:42 PM Re: Odd-Ball Breaker Setup  
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Scott, the service was 240V, one phase fed one plate, & the other phase to the other plate... The service record dated back to the early 80's not much use in timelining! LOL.... This was in fact, in Newport Beach! Right off Balboa Bl. I didnt know there were houses that old there either! but the homeowner said the house was built in 1935.

Sven, Its Cutler Hammer... Ironically, the replacement I got for the bad set I pulled out was Square D, but all the patent numbers were the same to the CH... Did electrical mfr.'s do work a little different back in the day? These were all 20A circuits BTW...

LOL On the emblem colors... Ya think?


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