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Why are 4 way hard snap switches basically gone off the face of the earth? « on: September 10, 2019, 06:25:01 PM » Author: Fluorescent05
Why are 4 way hard snap switches so rare? There are none on eBay.
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Re: Why are 4 way hard snap switches basically gone off the face of the earth? « Reply #1 on: September 10, 2019, 06:29:38 PM » Author: fluorescent lover 40
Vintage 4-way switches are very rare in general. I have only one (Eagle quiet switch) and found a vintage ivory Leviton quiet ivory one and will pick it up on Saturday.

Just imagine a 4-way mercury one!
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Re: Why are 4 way hard snap switches basically gone off the face of the earth? « Reply #2 on: September 10, 2019, 08:18:18 PM » Author: GE101R
Why are 4 way hard snap switches so rare? There are none on eBay.

These quiet? Ebay 113706259816
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Re: Why are 4 way hard snap switches basically gone off the face of the earth? « Reply #3 on: September 10, 2019, 08:36:38 PM » Author: fluorescent lover 40
These quiet? Ebay 113706259816

Those are actually double pole snap switches.
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Re: Why are 4 way hard snap switches basically gone off the face of the earth? « Reply #4 on: September 10, 2019, 11:17:57 PM » Author: GE101R
Those are actually double pole snap switches.

Ah, the descriptive title is wrong. "5 Vtg. BRYANT BROWN BAKELITE 4 Way TOGGLE ELECTRICAL SWITCH, 10A 125V, 5A 250V"  Should say double pole/single throw Bryant 4962.
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Re: Why are 4 way hard snap switches basically gone off the face of the earth? « Reply #5 on: September 11, 2019, 11:31:09 AM » Author: Ash
Double pole 3 way switch can be wired as a 4 way

Over here there arent "hard" snapping switches nowadays, and i havent seen the "metallic click" (like Citor / Feller AG) style either. But the standard European style switches definitely do snap

If you want something good look for a Schneider Unica. In fact you might be able to install the 3 module units in a standard US box but sideways (in Europe the boxes are installed horizontally and the device is designed with the switch positions accordingly)
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