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Eagle/Cooper duplex switch

Eagle/Cooper duplex switch

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This is an Eagle/Cooper duplex switch. It gives off a quiet "click" no matter how gingerly it is flipped. Not a hard snap like those 60s/70s switches, but it's not completely silent either.

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Manufacturer:Eagle/Cooper
Model Reference:271W
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Base:Screw Terminals
Shape/Finish:White
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Voltage:120 Volts
Current:15 Amps Max
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Factory Location:Mexico
Fabrication Date:90s
Application/Use:None yet

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May 01, 2019 at 06:09 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
1990's.

Good quality things are awesome. Cheaply made things are not.

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May 01, 2019 at 06:20 PM Author: Fluorescent05

1990's.

Thank you for dating this! Is that when Cooper was buying out Eagle?

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May 01, 2019 at 06:40 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
@Fluorescent05: Yes it was.

Good quality things are awesome. Cheaply made things are not.

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May 01, 2019 at 10:45 PM Author: DimBulb
I wonder when these quiet switches started appearing? I don't remember them when I was a kid in the '70s. I prefer either a loud snap or completely silent!

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May 01, 2019 at 10:52 PM Author: Fluorescent05

I wonder when these quiet switches started appearing? I don't remember them when I was a kid in the '70s. I prefer either a loud snap or completely silent!

I prefer a loud snap from my switches, but mercury switches are still cool.

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May 27, 2019 at 06:39 PM Author: Fluorescent05
This is basically the equivalent of a snap switch but quieter and with weaker springs. The light turns on and off at the exact moment the switch clicks.

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Jun 15, 2019 at 01:28 PM Author: Fluorescent05
Update: I just found out this is Eagle's model 271W (I assume the W is for white).

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Jun 15, 2019 at 03:05 PM Author: Ugly1
Eagle advertised the unique switch mechanism that was patented. Their switches had a ball bearing on the inside that prevented “teasing’ the switch. If you are careful you can get a regular ac only switch to arc if you keep the toggle in the middle position. The Eagle switch prevented this and enhanced the switches ability to close fast and open slowly.( depending on the ac sine wave to extinguish the arc) The loud snapping switches were required for dc, quick make,quick break to extinguish the arc.
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Jun 15, 2019 at 08:29 PM Author: Fluorescent05

Eagle advertised the unique switch mechanism that was patented. Their switches had a ball bearing on the inside that prevented “teasing’ the switch. If you are careful you can get a regular ac only switch to arc if you keep the toggle in the middle position. The Eagle switch prevented this and enhanced the switches ability to close fast and open slowly.( depending on the ac sine wave to extinguish the arc) The loud snapping switches were required for dc, quick make,quick break to extinguish the arc.

Did the ball bearing make the contact or were there separate contacts?

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Jun 15, 2019 at 09:05 PM Author: Ugly1
The ball bearing was part of the mechanism of the toggle, current carrying parts were separate.
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Jun 16, 2019 at 06:25 AM Author: Fluorescent05

The ball bearing was part of the mechanism of the toggle, current carrying parts were separate.

Do you have a picture of the mechanism?

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