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I got this from my grandparents when I was little.

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Manufacturer:Eagle
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Voltage:120
Current:15 amps
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Fabrication Date:1990s?

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May 19, 2019 at 08:34 AM Author: Fluorescent05
Is this from the 1990s?

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May 19, 2019 at 12:22 PM Author: Cole D.
I would say probably, especially since it's white. Also, yesterday I found a Eagle GFCI at an estate sale.

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May 19, 2019 at 12:27 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
@Cole: I also saw one of those Eagle GFCIs at the ReStore. It's sideways instead of the usual style.

I'd say 1980's if that's a flat-head screw next to the switch.

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May 19, 2019 at 01:58 PM Author: Fluorescent05

@Cole: I also saw one of those Eagle GFCIs at the ReStore. It's sideways instead of the usual style.

I'd say 1980's if that's a flat-head screw next to the switch.

The screws are all Philips head screws.

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May 19, 2019 at 04:22 PM Author: streetlight98
I agree, 90s most likely. I don't think they had white devices until the 90s. The only reason ivory devices exist is because white plastic couldn't be made (or it wasn't cheap) back then. I personally don't like white devices. Sure, they look great in a new house when everything's all shiny and clean but white shows every spec of dirt. A brown switch will look the same 30 years later.

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May 19, 2019 at 05:24 PM Author: Fluorescent05

I agree, 90s most likely. I don't think they had white devices until the 90s. The only reason ivory devices exist is because white plastic couldn't be made (or it wasn't cheap) back then. I personally don't like white devices. Sure, they look great in a new house when everything's all shiny and clean but white shows every spec of dirt. A brown switch will look the same 30 years later.

Bakelite could not be made in white? I actually like ivory devices better than white as well.

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May 19, 2019 at 06:34 PM Author: streetlight98
If it was made, it probably was more expensive leading to the popularity of ivory. I mean, I've never seen a vintage white device have you?

Ivory looks good if the walls are the same color but if the walls are painted an actual color it looks ugly imo. At least white matches the wood trims and doors. I think gray devices look good with surface mounted metal boxes but dont care for flush mount gray devices with plastic plates.

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May 19, 2019 at 06:35 PM Author: Cole D.
Actually I think there were white devices in the 70s, but it was a special order item that most electricians wouldn't have had unless it was a super custom install. Leviton had the Centura line in the late 60s, which was the predecessor to Decora, and it came in a lot of colors including white. Also Slater had the Medalist line that was also similar to Decora in lots of colors too.

For some reason though, I don't really see white in any homes built before the late 80s. It doesn't even seem common in a lot of 90s homes. About 1999 seems to be when they all switched over to white around here regardless. And then everyone with ivory started wanting to change to white. lol For some reason in the 50s-80s ivory was the popular one. In the 40s and prior it was brown.

Personally, I prefer white myself, but it depends on the wall color. On wood paneling, I think ivory, or the newer almond color looks better.

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May 19, 2019 at 07:08 PM Author: streetlight98
Yeah around the late 90s is when white took off here too. My house is from 2003 and has ivory but I think my parents may have spec'ed it.

Brown was always the standard. Ivory was an upcharge. Vintage ordering codes have brown as the default with all other colors being an added suffix. Seems like ivory has been the norm in homes for a long time, though I almost always see brown with wood paneling. Brown was common in a lot of commercial buildings here even in the 70s and early 80s. Typically with stainless steel plates. I really dig that look to be honest, despite the aged look.

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May 19, 2019 at 07:30 PM Author: Cole D.
I like brown or black with brass plates in older homes, like where they had the outlets in the baseboards. Also in commercial buildings I really like gray with stainless plates.

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May 19, 2019 at 07:41 PM Author: streetlight98
Yeah the brass plates are cool! I like gray/stainless too. That's what my friend Marco uses on his jobs. The company I work for uses white devices and plates for residential and commercial. Unless the job specifies otherwise, but those are very rare. I wonder if white will ever be replaced by another color? White seems to be the theme for literally everything now. White devices and plates, white granite countertops, white appliances, white floor tiles, white everything! Not in every case but the general theme in new construction tends favor white or gray themes. I dont hate it but every fad dies sooner or later. I'm curious what the next trend is. The boring white trend will probably end up looking like the wood paneling and orange shag carpet theme to our grandkids lol.

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May 20, 2019 at 08:14 PM Author: Fluorescent05

Yeah the brass plates are cool! I like gray/stainless too. That's what my friend Marco uses on his jobs. The company I work for uses white devices and plates for residential and commercial. Unless the job specifies otherwise, but those are very rare. I wonder if white will ever be replaced by another color? White seems to be the theme for literally everything now. White devices and plates, white granite countertops, white appliances, white floor tiles, white everything! Not in every case but the general theme in new construction tends favor white or gray themes. I dont hate it but every fad dies sooner or later. I'm curious what the next trend is. The boring white trend will probably end up looking like the wood paneling and orange shag carpet theme to our grandkids lol.

I actually like wood paneling! I am not kidding!

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May 21, 2019 at 03:51 AM Author: streetlight98
I do too, but it only looks good sometimes.

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May 21, 2019 at 12:41 PM Author: Fluorescent05

I do too, but it only looks good sometimes.

Yeah I like it best when it's paired with a popcorn ceiling and is used in a windowless room.

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May 27, 2019 at 06:49 PM Author: Fluorescent05
I like ivory devices best with wood paneling.

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May 27, 2019 at 07:12 PM Author: Cole D.
Me too especially if it's a lighter color. I generally don't like the fake wood paneling but brown devices look pretty good with it, and very 70s too.

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Jun 11, 2019 at 01:09 PM Author: Fluorescent05

I agree, 90s most likely. I don't think they had white devices until the 90s. The only reason ivory devices exist is because white plastic couldn't be made (or it wasn't cheap) back then. I personally don't like white devices. Sure, they look great in a new house when everything's all shiny and clean but white shows every spec of dirt. A brown switch will look the same 30 years later.

I looked it up and bakelite can't be made in white because it oxidizes and turns other colors.

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Jun 11, 2019 at 05:56 PM Author: streetlight98
Ah thanks for the info. I figured there was a some sort of limitation preventing them from using white. That's probably the only reason ivory even exists lol. Closest thing to white at the time.

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Jun 11, 2019 at 07:40 PM Author: Fluorescent05
If bakelite were made in white, it would turn another color within 30 days.

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

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