Posted 6 years ago
So this was a very interesting find at the GW, an 1800's porcelain electrical service entrance knife switch that somebody made into a lamp ! It is pretty obvious that who ever made this into a lamp did so sometime ago, maybe the 60's or 70's ? I am really not sure. I showed this to my husband who has worked in Boston as an electrician for many years and he said that he has seen a lot of these knife switches in the basements of houses, however he was intrigued by the fuses in this one. He said that he had never seen a fuse completely cased in metal like these. The switch is labeled GE.CO.CAT.NO.28703 60 AMP. 250 VOLTS. I have searched online for more information on these fuses and have not been able to come up with anything so if any one knows anything more about them I would certainly be interested ! Now I just have to find the right type of shade for it and maybe an Edison bulb ?