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Radio Shack's Mercury Bulb Switch

Radio Shack's Mercury Bulb Switch

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Here is two of these Mercury Bulb Switches in my collection.

They are from the 2nd Drawer Collection

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Voltage:120 Volts AC
Current:5 Amps
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Factory Location:USA

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Jan 04, 2012 at 09:05 PM Author: paintballer22
Good luck finding these new in stores today , I remimber radio shack haveing bins full of resitors,caps and other electronic parts.
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Jan 04, 2012 at 09:09 PM Author: funkybulb
i remember them well into my childhood fond memory. but mercury swiches are getting hard to find by the day. used to get all my small voltage bulbs from there.but i stop going to radio shack becase i bought out there existing stock from a close down store. i have there part drawer cabinet. and my stock of parts put there part drawer to shame.

No LED gadgets, spins too slowly.  Gotta  love preheat and MV. let the lights keep my meter spinning.

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Aug 14, 2012 at 12:26 PM Author: bluminator71
That's a great find! I remember the 1980's Radio Shack catalogs carrying these switches. "The Shack" still carries electronic components although not as large of a selection as they used to. Fry's Electronics is the King of electronic parts now, even expirament boards.
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Dec 31, 2013 at 11:35 AM Author: socketgeek63
I remember those radio shack archer parts packages from the 1980's used to get a few miniature bulbs there and always waiting till a new catalog comes out every year to see what comes out new. Think they quit the catalogs around the late 90's,

Long live the great old 20th century quality in electrical & lighting products!

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Dec 31, 2013 at 03:23 PM Author: migette1
Remember when Radio Shack entered the British market under the Tandy name and all those packs of bits from transistors resistors caps and many more, now all gone nearest to them are Maplins. I have an US mercury toggle switch bet all these would now be banned under the nanny state regine

Interested in the history of electric lighting and incandescent in particular and neon glow lamps.

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Jan 21, 2014 at 02:24 AM Author: BG101
I love the protective packaging for these glass capsules containing mercury .. see these have the usual pricing scheme, i.e. everything ending in a 9!

As for Maplin, they are the modern version of Tandy now with everything being pre-packed, they also only stock a maximum of 5 of any item, whatever it is.


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