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Inspection certificate from 1951 in NJ
by wa2ise on 07/07/10 11:42 PM

While going thru my mom's various papers (house deed and such) found the electrical inspection done on her house back in 1951. An inspector from Philly inspects a house in a suburb of New York City. A nostalgia item perhaps.

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#195048 - 07/08/10 12:56 AM Re: Inspection certificate from 1951 in NJ [Re: wa2ise]  
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Wow, I remember "Middle Department" as one of the inspection agencies that most towns in Bergen County used back in the 70's when I lived/worked there. There was an inspector who was only referred to as "Mr. Marshall" by my boss who was supposedly a ball buster. I never had any trouble when he inspected my jobs, but I never actually met him.

I must say that this is good nostalgia for sure. Thanks for sharing.


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#195065 - 07/08/10 10:45 PM Re: Inspection certificate from 1951 in NJ [Re: EV607797]  
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cool!

and amusing to think that around here, it's the very same 22 receptacles.....

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#195066 - 07/08/10 11:18 PM Re: Inspection certificate from 1951 in NJ [Re: sparky]  
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Mr Marshall is Rick Marshall, who is still active, and he does DCA seminars occasionally, with Vic Timpanaro of Old Bridge Twp. I'll reserve comment on the 'buster'.

The address on the Certificate of Approval (CA) was the home office for Middle Dept, not necessarily where the inspector was from.

The other 3rd party agencies where BIU (Building Inspection Underwriters) and Garden State Inspection Services. I'm not 100% sure if all three of the 'oldies' are still around. They are recently joined by EIC (Elevator Inspection Corp) which expanded from just elevators, to Bldg, Plumb, Fire & Electric.





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#195106 - 07/12/10 01:50 PM Re: Inspection certificate from 1951 in NJ [Re: HotLine1]  
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Does Vic have a brother named Mike in Ocklawaha FL? (Plans examiner and Inspector.)


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#195114 - 07/12/10 09:57 PM Re: Inspection certificate from 1951 in NJ [Re: gfretwell]  
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Greg:
Honestly, I have no clue if he has a brother. I'll try to reach out for him in the next day or two & ask. Old Bridge is two towns to the south easterly direction.



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#195128 - 07/13/10 01:13 AM Re: Inspection certificate from 1951 in NJ [Re: HotLine1]  
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Mike T is a regular on the IAEI Fl BB.


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#195228 - 07/19/10 01:18 PM Re: Inspection certificate from 1951 in NJ [Re: gfretwell]  
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How about a gentleman named Mr. Reddinger (sp?) I used to do a lot of work with my old boss down around, Hoboken, Secacus, West New York, Union City, etc. and Middle Dept. use to be big down there. I did my work there from 1976 till 1984 give or take. Then I went into my own business.



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