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Switches (and lampholders) from Streetlight98!

Switches (and lampholders) from Streetlight98!

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1 GE mercury switch (March 1969)
1 Leviton mercury switch (1980s)
1 Circle F single pole snap switch (1960s-70s)
1 Arrow Hart & Hegeman spec grade switch (40s-50s)
1 Cooper lighted spec grade switch (80s-90s)
1 Leviton 2 prong outlet (1960s)
4 Triboro G13 lampholders
This trade contained my first mercury switches!

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Sep 23, 2019 at 08:20 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Very nice! I still need to find a brown mercury switch. I found two at the ReStore but sadly when I got around to finally getting them, they were gone.

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Sep 24, 2019 at 03:51 AM Author: Fluorescent05
Thank you! I love the feel of the mercury switches so much I might even get some 3 way ones off of eBay.

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

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Sep 24, 2019 at 04:21 AM Author: Fluorescent05

Very nice! I still need to find a brown mercury switch. I found two at the ReStore but sadly when I got around to finally getting them, they were gone.

What brand were they?

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

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Sep 24, 2019 at 06:35 AM Author: fluorescent lover 40
They were GE, a three-way and a single pole.

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Sep 24, 2019 at 10:58 AM Author: Fluorescent05

They were GE, a three-way and a single pole.

Bummer. Did they look like the GE one here?

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

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Sep 24, 2019 at 01:09 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
The single pole did. The three way is like mine (spec grade).

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Sep 24, 2019 at 02:23 PM Author: Fluorescent05

The single pole did. The three way is like mine (spec grade).

What is different about it?

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Sep 24, 2019 at 03:30 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
It basically looks like the left two switches in this picture but has a brown toggle.

Power provider: Southern California Edison (SCE)

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Sep 24, 2019 at 04:08 PM Author: streetlight98
Glad you like the trade items! The ungrounded duplex should have come in a carton. It's NOS from my grandma's basement in the house they're selling. I saved it a few years back when I was asked to clean out the basement after my grandpa (my dad's dad) passed away in 2014. BTW, the lighted Cooper switch is only a few years old. It was bought new for a job my company did shortly before I was hired (the job was done in 2016/2017, so the switch is from that time frame, or slightly older).

The GE switch to the left came from my great-aunt's tool shed, the Leviton with the card came form Webster Electric, the Circle F came from my high school shop teacher (he removed it and others from a house he flipped into a rental), the H&H came from my grandma's living room in the house they're selling, the Cooper lighted switch is new/NOS from work, leftover from a job. The bi-pin sockets came out of a 4X F40T12/RS troffer in my grandpa's (mom's dad) basement. The ballasts wouldn't start reliably since the circuit is ungrounded and in the summer its humid in the basement. So I changed it to 4x F32T8. Owen (homebrewlamps) got the other four sockets.

Please check out my newly-updated website! McCann Lighting Company is where my street light collection is displayed in detail.

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Sep 24, 2019 at 06:27 PM Author: Fluorescent05

Glad you like the trade items! The ungrounded duplex should have come in a carton. It's NOS from my grandma's basement in the house they're selling. I saved it a few years back when I was asked to clean out the basement after my grandpa (my dad's dad) passed away in 2014. BTW, the lighted Cooper switch is only a few years old. It was bought new for a job my company did shortly before I was hired (the job was done in 2016/2017, so the switch is from that time frame, or slightly older).

The GE switch to the left came from my great-aunt's tool shed, the Leviton with the card came form Webster Electric, the Circle F came from my high school shop teacher (he removed it and others from a house he flipped into a rental), the H&H came from my grandma's living room in the house they're selling, the Cooper lighted switch is new/NOS from work, leftover from a job. The bi-pin sockets came out of a 4X F40T12/RS troffer in my grandpa's (mom's dad) basement. The ballasts wouldn't start reliably since the circuit is ungrounded and in the summer its humid in the basement. So I changed it to 4x F32T8. Owen (homebrewlamps) got the other four sockets.

What company made the ballasts and what company made the troffer? The 2 prong outlet did come with a box.

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

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Sep 24, 2019 at 06:54 PM Author: streetlight98
I don't think there are any markings on the troffer. I'd say Lithonia though since they all came from Home Depot, but that was back in the 1990s. IDK if they sold a different brand at that time. The ballasts are Universal Watt-Reducer 0.75A from May 1998 (same month and year I was born ).

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Sep 24, 2019 at 07:13 PM Author: Fluorescent05

I don't think there are any markings on the troffer. I'd say Lithonia though since they all came from Home Depot, but that was back in the 1990s. IDK if they sold a different brand at that time. The ballasts are Universal Watt-Reducer 0.75A from May 1998 (same month and year I was born ).

I saved 2 Advance ones from a troffer that had the exact same lampholders! They're better than Leviton lampholders because the Levitons don't grip the wires as tightly. Speaking of Leviton, the mercury switch is the loosest switch I ever felt! I want more! Are there any more at Webster? I might go there in November or over my high school's winter break.

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

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Sep 24, 2019 at 07:30 PM Author: streetlight98
Yeah that switch is really loose. There are probably more there.

Please check out my newly-updated website! McCann Lighting Company is where my street light collection is displayed in detail.

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Sep 25, 2019 at 03:59 AM Author: Fluorescent05

Glad you like the trade items! The ungrounded duplex should have come in a carton. It's NOS from my grandma's basement in the house they're selling. I saved it a few years back when I was asked to clean out the basement after my grandpa (my dad's dad) passed away in 2014. BTW, the lighted Cooper switch is only a few years old. It was bought new for a job my company did shortly before I was hired (the job was done in 2016/2017, so the switch is from that time frame, or slightly older).

The GE switch to the left came from my great-aunt's tool shed, the Leviton with the card came form Webster Electric, the Circle F came from my high school shop teacher (he removed it and others from a house he flipped into a rental), the H&H came from my grandma's living room in the house they're selling, the Cooper lighted switch is new/NOS from work, leftover from a job. The bi-pin sockets came out of a 4X F40T12/RS troffer in my grandpa's (mom's dad) basement. The ballasts wouldn't start reliably since the circuit is ungrounded and in the summer its humid in the basement. So I changed it to 4x F32T8. Owen (homebrewlamps) got the other four sockets.

Does your shop teacher still remember you? Maybe you can visit and take the rest of those Circle F 3 way snap switches from that milk crate...

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Oct 04, 2019 at 03:48 PM Author: Fluorescent05

Yeah that switch is really loose. There are probably more there.

Approximately how old is the Leviton mercury switch?

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Oct 04, 2019 at 07:16 PM Author: streetlight98
No idea on the age of this mercury Leviton. My guess is 70s or 80s. If there is no zipcode with the address (if there's a full address on the back side; I forget if there is or not) then it's pre-1962, as that's about the time the zipcode system came out.

Please check out my newly-updated website! McCann Lighting Company is where my street light collection is displayed in detail.

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Oct 04, 2019 at 08:11 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Can you post a picture of the back of the Leviton mercury switch? Also as for the Movie Bar sockets and switches, the movie bar is stored away for right now.

Power provider: Southern California Edison (SCE)

-Date decoder of some US lamps 1960-present.
-Switch and receptacle collector.
-I'll save what I can! Smiley

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Oct 09, 2019 at 06:54 AM Author: Fluorescent05

Yeah that switch is really loose. There are probably more there.

I ordered some 3 way brown Leviton mercury switches from eBay on Monday. I'll post pics when they arrive.

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

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