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Sierra Electric Double Pole Mercury Switch

Sierra Electric Double Pole Mercury Switch

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From the 50's. Has a sort of sparkle ink for on and off like some of my newer Sierra mercury switches.

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Manufacturer:Sierra Electric and Mfg. Co.
Model Reference:5002X (but since it's 50's I'm assuming MS-2 or MS-5
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Base:Bakelite
Shape/Finish:General
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Wattage:1250 Watts Max
Voltage:125-250 Volts
Current:5-10 Amps
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Factory Location:USA
Fabrication Date:50's
Application/Use:Multiple loads

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Aug 27, 2019 at 08:34 AM Author: Fluorescent05
What would this be used for?

Don't be fooLED, T8 IS the worst thing to do to a magnetic T12 fixture.

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Aug 31, 2019 at 02:32 PM Author: streetlight98
In a home it could be used as a service disconnect for a 240V air handler in an attic. That's the only time I install double pole switches in houses. But they can be used for controlling any 240V load. Another application in a place with lots of lighting would be for controlling a multiwire lighting circuit in a retail store or something (suppose the 120V troffers are supplied by one 20A 3-wire circuit, so in effect two 20A circuits sharing a neutral). Of course, with that set-up you can use two single pole switches since there are no 240V loads but if you wanted all the lights on one switch that's how you'd have to do it unless you wanted to use a contactor, which will use additional power.

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Sep 21, 2019 at 03:19 PM Author: Ugly1
Are you sure that’s a standard double pole switch? The toggle is marked on and off but it is in the center position. Is the toggle momentary? It almost appears to be the type of switch used with the remote control relay systems made by Sola and GE( the famous RR7 relay).
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Sep 21, 2019 at 03:32 PM Author: Fluorescent05

Are you sure that’s a standard double pole switch? The toggle is marked on and off but it is in the center position. Is the toggle momentary? It almost appears to be the type of switch used with the remote control relay systems made by Sola and GE( the famous RR7 relay).

It's a mercury switch.

Don't be fooLED, T8 IS the worst thing to do to a magnetic T12 fixture.

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Sep 21, 2019 at 03:34 PM Author: Ugly1
OK got it now,thanks.
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Sep 21, 2019 at 04:03 PM Author: lifeguard
I put the toggle in the middle because I want the entire metal frame to be readable lol.

I know info for switches and receptacles from the 60's or before. I stopped collecting lights.

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