ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Shout Box
Recent Posts
AreMetal Ladders Ever OK For Electrical Work?
by gfretwell. 01/22/18 01:15 AM
VDE 0100 to introduce AFCIs
by sparky. 01/20/18 05:09 PM
MRI LED lights dimmer control replacement - wow!
by Potseal. 01/19/18 08:52 PM
Video: Inventor of the GFCI self-testing shocks
by Bill Addiss. 01/17/18 11:11 PM
New in the Gallery:
Housebilding DIY wiring
SE cable question
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 5 guests, and 7 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
old style pushbutton switches #4646
10/06/01 12:16 PM
10/06/01 12:16 PM
M
Merritt  Offline OP
Member
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 21
Miami, Fl, USA
hey, down here in miami we have very few in old buildings.. ive always loved em.. the old ones with one button on top and one on bottom.. if ANYONE has one in working and decent condition, or happen upon one, please let me know, id love to buy it off you.. a cover plate would be nice too.. email me if you have one mburrus@bellsouth.net

-m


Remember when you read my posts, im only 17, still learning... "Hey, its takes what it takes!"
Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
Re: old style pushbutton switches #4647
10/07/01 01:33 PM
10/07/01 01:33 PM
Tom  Offline
Member
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 1,044
Shinnston, WV USA
When I sold my Mom's house in 1993, there were still a few of these in use that were 60 to 70 years old. they only made one grade of switch back then, the best. I really haven't seen any of these since I moved to WV.


Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
Re: old style pushbutton switches #4648
10/07/01 10:28 PM
10/07/01 10:28 PM
M
Merritt  Offline OP
Member
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 21
Miami, Fl, USA
our house was built in 1926.. really old for miami, any way, we have a few real live snap action switches.. theyre huge, made of porcelean and hard to move, but they sure do snap.. lol they actually break line and load a moveable blade totally snaps out when you operate it.. 75 years and still working.. its damn good.. we have a few old recepticles too.. they still work as well.. though some have lost tension...

-m


Remember when you read my posts, im only 17, still learning... "Hey, its takes what it takes!"
Re: old style pushbutton switches #4649
10/07/01 10:38 PM
10/07/01 10:38 PM
M
mickky  Offline
Member
Joined: Jul 2001
Posts: 43
toronto
Found one of these in the house I just did.The 'on' button actually has a mother of pearl inlay! The owner insisted that I try to keep it in service, so I very carefully took it apart, and all it required was a cleaning; mechanically, very sound.


Featured:

2017 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2017 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Member Spotlight
Theelectrikid
Theelectrikid
Levittown, PA
Posts: 810
Joined: April 2004
Show All Member Profiles 
Top Posters(30 Days)
Admin 21
sparky 16
Potseal 15
Popular Topics(Views)
243,592 Are you busy
180,388 Re: Forum
170,861 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1
(Release build 20180101)
Page Time: 0.030s Queries: 14 (0.003s) Memory: 0.9579 MB (Peak: 1.0897 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2018-01-22 11:47:40 UTC