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9 NOS Circle F porcelain backed double pole snap switches

9 NOS Circle F porcelain backed double pole snap switches

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I just got these off eBay. They have a very hard snap! Some of them have the F on the toggle but some don't.

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Manufacturer:Circle F
Model Reference:3102
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Voltage:125 or 250 Volts
Current:20 Amps (T rated) or 10 Amps respectively

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Aug 28, 2019 at 10:41 AM Author: Fluorescent05
Interestingly, these come with bags of 2 6/32 screws instead of having them captive on paper washers.

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Aug 28, 2019 at 05:47 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
nice! do they have more?

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Aug 28, 2019 at 06:16 PM Author: Fluorescent05

nice! do they have more?

Yes. The link is:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/293098573023
Edit: just remembered your parents don't let you use eBay.

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Aug 28, 2019 at 06:53 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
I can pay a friend of mine to do it. These are quite rare so I think I can do that route

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Aug 28, 2019 at 08:29 PM Author: Fluorescent05

I can pay a friend of mine to do it. these are quite rare so I think i can do that route

Does your friend know about your lighting interest?

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Aug 28, 2019 at 09:42 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
yes he does. He doesn't share it though. typical gaming person. Other one is interested but doesn't get anything. Also he is a gaming person as well.

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yes he does. He doesn't share it though. typical gaming person. Other one is interested but doesn't get anything. Also he is a gaming person as well.

Gaming person?
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Aug 29, 2019 at 05:04 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
I mean he plays lots of video games because he is a teenager. Sorry if I was not clear.

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Aug 30, 2019 at 07:53 PM Author: streetlight98
Nice! The circle F toggles I got from this seller all had the logo on the tip of the toggle, but some had the "serif" font "F" like above and some had the "sans-serif" font (sans serif meaning just a plain "F" without the decorative flares on the ends).

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Aug 30, 2019 at 09:13 PM Author: Fluorescent05

Nice! The circle F toggles I got from this seller all had the logo on the tip of the toggle, but some had the "serif" font "F" like above and some had the "sans-serif" font (sans serif meaning just a plain "F" without the decorative flares on the ends).

I have seen your picture of the single pole Circle F switches and I like the ones with the serif font better. Are the sans-serif F's also italic?

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Aug 30, 2019 at 09:13 PM Author: Fluorescent05
How old are these?

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Aug 31, 2019 at 09:58 AM Author: streetlight98
I forget if they're italicized or not. I don't think so... I'd say anything with a porcelain back with plastic toggle is probably 1940s vintage.

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Aug 31, 2019 at 02:59 PM Author: Fluorescent05

I forget if they're italicized or not. I don't think so... I'd say anything with a porcelain back with plastic toggle is probably 1940s vintage.

Nice! If that's true than these are by far the oldest switches in my collection!

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Aug 31, 2019 at 07:46 PM Author: streetlight98
Yeah definitely nice additions to the collection! At the very newest these are from the 1950s but I'm leaning more towards 40s.

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Aug 31, 2019 at 08:33 PM Author: Fluorescent05

Yeah definitely nice additions to the collection! At the very newest these are from the 1950s but I'm leaning more towards 40s.

Did Circle F put datecodes on their switches?

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Yes they did. They're usually on the back by the top.

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Aug 31, 2019 at 09:02 PM Author: Fluorescent05

Yes they did. They're usually on the back by the top.

I'll look tomorrow.

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Aug 31, 2019 at 09:08 PM Author: streetlight98
Hmm on the metal or the back of the case? I've never noticed any date codes on my Circle F switches. I'll have to look again.

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Aug 31, 2019 at 10:21 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Back of the case.

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Aug 31, 2019 at 10:41 PM Author: streetlight98
Ah yeah mine has a date on the box too. 1957 iirc.

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Sep 01, 2019 at 05:16 AM Author: Fluorescent05
Mine didn't come with a case.

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The backs of these say:
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Sep 03, 2019 at 07:29 AM Author: Fluorescent05

I can pay a friend of mine to do it. These are quite rare so I think I can do that route

Have you done that yet?

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Sep 03, 2019 at 03:39 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Yes, but he hasn't got them yet.

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Sep 10, 2019 at 02:55 PM Author: Fluorescent05

Yes, but he hasn't got them yet.

Has he given them to you yet?

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Sep 14, 2019 at 04:39 PM Author: Fluorescent05

I forget if they're italicized or not. I don't think so... I'd say anything with a porcelain back with plastic toggle is probably 1940s vintage.

Did they ever have porcelain toggles?

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Jan 12, 2020 at 10:35 AM Author: lifeguard
These are transitional switches from 1950 I believe. They discontinued putting the fancy Circle F logo on the toggle for standard switches around that time so what you have is pretty rare! They still put the logo on the combo devices with a switch from that time though.

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

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Jan 12, 2020 at 08:29 PM Author: Fluorescent05

These are transitional switches from 1950 I believe. They discontinued putting the fancy Circle F logo on the toggle for standard switches around that time so what you have is pretty rare! They still put the logo on the combo devices with a switch from that time though.

Wow! Especially because these are double pole! Member streetlight98 has some single pole Circle F snap switches with F's on their toggles from 1957, so they must have still been putting the F logo on their switches then.

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Jan 12, 2020 at 08:32 PM Author: streetlight98
The ones from my grandmas and aunts house are from 1946.

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Jan 12, 2020 at 08:48 PM Author: Fluorescent05

The ones from my grandmas and aunts house are from 1946.

The ones you got late in April last year were from 1957 right?

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Jan 13, 2020 at 05:37 AM Author: streetlight98
Oh yep you're right.

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