Posted 5 years ago
This is a BULLDOG brand (electrical) safety switch, dating from the late 1920's. It originally served as the main DC power (generator) disconnect switch for the first pipe organ installed in a historic Baptist church in downtown Houston, TX (the cornerstone of which is dated 1928, I believe) which itself is only now being replaced as the final portion of a large capital funds "renewal/restoration" campaign instituted by the church within the past half decade or so.
I rescued it from the attic of said church (where it was good and dusty but otherwise non-molested over its lifetime, still retaining its awesome shiny black paint and cool embossed mfr's nameplate under the dirt) shortly before it would have fallen victim to the "demolition/scrapping" crews in the early phases of their project. It measures approx. 7"w x 11"h x 5.5"d.