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ReStore finds of the day 8/27/2020

ReStore finds of the day 8/27/2020

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I went to the ReStore today and found:
2 pack of ShopRite (grocery store) light bulbs (only one was present)(1985)
Eagle porcelain socket with marble pattern (marble pattern will be posted later)
GE brown single pole residential grade switch
Circle F ivory single pole residential grade switch
Sears Blackender F15T8/CW fluorescent lamp
I got all of this for only $5.00!
Interesting story about the Circle F switch: Back in September 2019 I went to the same ReStore and found 2 Circle F ivory single pole residential grade switches, but I only got 1 at the time. I think this is the other of the 2.

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Aug 27, 2020 at 04:27 PM Author: Wireman
AWESOME! Everything here is COOL! Never heard of ShopRite or seen a porcelain lampholder with the marble pattern. Cool to see the old Sears logo on the fluorescent lamp. I'm not totally sure but I think that both Westinghouse and Philips made lamps for Sears.

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Aug 27, 2020 at 05:04 PM Author: Fluorescent05

AWESOME! Everything here is COOL! Never heard of ShopRite or seen a porcelain lampholder with the marble pattern. Cool to see the old Sears logo on the fluorescent lamp. I'm not totally sure but I think that both Westinghouse and Philips made lamps for Sears.

Thank you! ShopRite is a grocery store in New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, and New York. The Sears fluorescent lamp must be from the 1950s because the sleeve mentions trigger start ballasts, but before 1963 because it has no zipcodes.

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Aug 27, 2020 at 09:35 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Nice finds! Would like to find an Eagle porcelain socket someday. All I ever see here is Leviton and my brother snaps up any Paulding sockets he has found (I haven't found any).

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Aug 27, 2020 at 11:05 PM Author: Fluorescent05

Nice finds! Would like to find an Eagle porcelain socket someday. All I ever see here is Leviton and my brother snaps up any Paulding sockets he has found (I haven't found any).

Thank you! I really like this Eagle socket because of the design on the unscrewable porcelain ring and the fact that it came new in box. There were also 3 400 watt HPS lamps and 1 or 2 100 200 300 mogul base 3 way lamps, but I didn't get them because I don't have a mogul socket.

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Aug 27, 2020 at 11:15 PM Author: Fluorescent05
Does anyone know how old the Sears F15T8 is?

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Aug 28, 2020 at 03:04 AM Author: Silverliner
Great finds! Does the Sears lamp have a date code system like this ....X... on the etch?

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Aug 28, 2020 at 02:26 PM Author: Fluorescent05

Great finds! Does the Sears lamp have a date code system like this ....X... on the etch?

Thank you! Yes, it has 3 dots before the "15 watt" and 1 dot after it. It also has a line under the R in FLUORESCENT. What does the underline mean?

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Aug 28, 2020 at 04:20 PM Author: bryanrb
Blackender? Likely Westinghouse. I have an F40T12 that is Sears branded with black plastic endcaps.
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Aug 28, 2020 at 04:56 PM Author: Silverliner
I believe it is from 1980.

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Aug 28, 2020 at 06:16 PM Author: Fluorescent05

I believe it is from 1980.

Cool! That's much newer than I thought. How does the date code system work?

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Aug 28, 2020 at 08:27 PM Author: Cole D.
Nice! I have an Eagle that looks like that, but it just has a brown socket, no marble pattern.

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Aug 28, 2020 at 08:36 PM Author: Fluorescent05

Nice! I have an Eagle that looks like that, but it just has a brown socket, no marble pattern.

I should probably clarify something: The marble pattern is not on the porcelain, but the inside mechanism, which is bakelite. The specs on the porcelain are just dirt, which has since been cleaned off.

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Aug 28, 2020 at 10:26 PM Author: Cole D.

I should probably clarify something: The marble pattern is not on the porcelain, but the inside mechanism, which is bakelite. The specs on the porcelain are just dirt, which has since been cleaned off.


Yeah, I know what you meant, how the mechanism itself is marbelized pattern. I've seen these but don't have any with that.

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Aug 28, 2020 at 11:17 PM Author: Fluorescent05

Yeah, I know what you meant, how the mechanism itself is marbelized pattern. I've seen these but don't have any with that.

Cool! Is mine rare because of the marble pattern?

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Aug 29, 2020 at 03:09 AM Author: Silverliner
The underline under one of the letters is the year. I base it on the old pre 1970 Westinghouse date code system where the underline is under one of the letters in the name Westinghouse. The difference is that the Sears lamp has Fluorescent instead of Westinghouse. The date code starts with 1956, 1966, 1976 etc on the first letter. I traced it to 1980 because your lamp's underline is under the fifth letter from left. Could be 1970, but may be too early for the sleeve style.



Cool! That's much newer than I thought. How does the date code system work?

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Aug 29, 2020 at 10:06 AM Author: Fluorescent05

The underline under one of the letters is the year. I base it on the old pre 1970 Westinghouse date code system where the underline is under one of the letters in the name Westinghouse. The difference is that the Sears lamp has Fluorescent instead of Westinghouse. The date code starts with 1956, 1966, 1976 etc on the first letter. I traced it to 1980 because your lamp's underline is under the fifth letter from left. Could be 1970, but may be too early for the sleeve style.



With the 4 dots, wouldn't it be 1976 or 1986? Also, wouldn't it have an ordering code like F15T8/CW on it if it were this late?

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