I did see a few of those Push-a-matic three phase panels. They had two sets of parallel bus bars (A/B and B/C), but I never saw how they could accommodate a three-phase circuit. Maybe that is what let to the demise of their design.
The Bryant quads were pretty popular in these parts with their 'double 30' design; one for the oven and the other for the cooktop. The other manufacturer's variations are still widely popular here for the same use.
"But the guy at Home Depot said it would work."
Re: So what panel brands are popular in your area?
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Siemens/ITE,C-H,& GE,are common, but the GE supply house dropped them in favor of Siemens,so GE will be rare now, SQ D never had a local supplier until a few years ago, so they were a "import" but there is still a large installed base of Cutler-Hammer XO panels & Zinsco/Sylvania/Challenger was popular in multi-family, & tract homes, & other places where cheap is normal.
Super rare is ITE Pushmatic,& some FPE.
Did Rexel dump GE all over? They did buy the West Coast chain, Platt & the supply house Platt bought was a long time ITE & later Siemens dist. so 2 Rexel owned distributers sell Siemens now, and am wondering if one will be closed........
Where in north NJ did you live? I am in Morris county and around here not only was there a lot of FPE, but we had Murray, Zinsco, Wordsworth, ITE, Cut-Ham, Square D, I think, they all made it here. I used to have to carry at least a couple dozen breakers in my truck when we went out on service calls here. Now these days it is what the big box stores carry. Square D, Cut-Ham, and some ITE. That last one is because we still have a local supply house that carries it.