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Circle F pull chain socket

Circle F pull chain socket

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This is the fixture I was talking of on eBay, so I bought it. Unfortunately I didn't realize that the box is not correct to the fixture. It is actually a Circle F fixture. It's interesting in how the socket shell has a porcelain insulator piece on the bottom but the switch mechanism itself is plastic. Unfortunately you can see the socket screw shell is bent and has separated where attaches to the switch base. The porcelain securing ring is also missing, but I have some extras, so I may be able to repair this if I can straighten it out. Overall a neat fixture. I like the outlet shape and if you look closely between the slots you can see the Circle F logo on it too. The pull chain does still work smoothly.

Even though the box is not correct, I actually do have a Paulding pull chain fixture of the same model, which this box can complete, so it will come in handy too.

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Manufacturer:Circle F
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Fixture Type:Porcelain
Socket Type:Medium
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Fabrication Date:Unknown
Application/Use:closets, attics, etc

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Jan 06, 2019 at 02:55 PM Author: icefoglights
Interesting little fixture. Some of their outlets had their logo between the slots. I have a single outlet with slots similar to Eagle/Cooper, except for a space near the bottom with the Circle F logo embossed in it. Growing up, a friend's house was wired with Circle F devices that had that same space, but lacked the logo.

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Jan 06, 2019 at 06:54 PM Author: Cole D.
I have an older fluorescent light from L&L Mfg and it has a Circle F convenience outlet on it. But it only says it on the inside part. I haven't gotten any Circle F duplex recepts in my collection though.
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Jan 06, 2019 at 11:11 PM Author: icefoglights
I've acquired a few Circle F things over the years, but just hit the motherload of "No-Klik" and "No-Klik Jr." switches at the ReStore this weekend.

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Jan 07, 2019 at 09:14 PM Author: Cole D.

I've acquired a few Circle F things over the years, but just hit the motherload of "No-Klik" and "No-Klik Jr." switches at the ReStore this weekend.


Cool. A while back I got a Circle F No Klik switch at Habitat, but it's the rocker version like Leviton Decora. I can't seem to find it right now though.
I don't see that many Circle F devices around here, although I do have another porcelain pull chain from them, except it doesn't have a plug on it.
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Jan 07, 2019 at 09:18 PM Author: paintballer22
My house is loaded with circle f outlets in ivory color. I also had ivory switches but most failed and were replaced.
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Jan 07, 2019 at 09:20 PM Author: icefoglights
I'd never seen Circle F rockers. By the time I started getting interested in wiring devices when I was 11, Circle F was long gone. I had seen unusual wiring devices in the wild, and my best friend growing up moved into a house wired with mostly Circle F devices, but I was 18 when I figured out what they were. I had come across more of them from time to time, but this weekend's find was really good. Speaking of rockers, I also got a bunch of early Eagle frameless rockers.

Another unusual one I remember hanging at the hardware store for years and picking up when they went clearance were Leviton Decora switches that had a brown wallplate and rocker, but an ivory frame.

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Jan 07, 2019 at 09:41 PM Author: Cole D.
The Circle F rocker I have is the frameless type. I collect fans and notice on a lot of 60s-70s ones, the switches are Circle F. I think I heard that Challenger bought them out in the 1980s. But I wasn't around then so couldn't say for sure.
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