Pass & Seymour Porcelain Specialties

[Trade Journal]

Publication: The Journal of Electricity, Power and Gas

San Francisco, CA, United States
vol. 13, no. 1, p. 115, col. 2



PROMINENT among the supplies which The Chas. F. Sloane Company, of San Francisco, Seattle and Los Angeles, is handling are the porcelains of special design manufactured by Pass & Seymour, Inc., of Solvay, N. Y., which, in addition to its already long list of electrical specialties, has just brought out a line of fuseless rosettes and attachment plugs, as well as a set of single-wire porcelain cleats which will take any size of wire from No. 14 to 300,000 circular mils. These appliances are deserving of particular attention. The fuseless rosette (known as No. 602) is recommended by the National Board of Fire Underwriters for 300-volt circuits and is listed in its schedule of approved fittings. It is made with a solid back, has ample provision for a knot made in the new code cord. Its terminals are all genuine brass and in appearance it is neat and tasty. It is significant of the success with which it is meeting to state the fact that since it has been put on the market it has met with an ever-increasing demand, and that today it ranks as one of the best pieces of porcelain goods manufactured by Pass & Seymour, Inc. A companion appliance to the No. 602 fuseless rosette is found in a new fuseless attachment plug which has just been put upon the market. This plug, which also bears the approval of the fire underwriters for three amperes at 300 volts, is one of the first and the very best fuseless plugs on the market since the enactment of the rule which declares the fusible plug to be unsafe.

The single-wire cleats above referred to as capable of taking any size of wire from No. 14 to 300,000 circular mils, are made of the very best grade of material, with the result that they are strong and durable, and in addition they are so constructed that they will not injure the insulation of the wire during installation.

Still another new P. & S. appliance is found in the so-called transformer cut-off or junction box, which is especially adapted to central station and isolated plant work for handling either transformers or lighting or power mains. These boxes are finished in two styles, one of which is in a white glaze, while the other is in black enamel. The latter finish is not merely " thrown " on, but the cut-outs are first dipped in the enamel and then thoroughly baked, which results in a finish that will not only stand the weather, but is pleasing in appearance at the same time. The plug is held in place by means of knife contacts and the terminals will take wire of any size up to No. 4. These cut-outs are believed to be equal to any on the market, while many users of them declare them to lie superior. The success of the Pass & Seymour articles is greatly due to the high standard the manufacturers have always maintained.


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Researcher:Elton Gish
Date completed:December 26, 2009 by: Elton Gish;