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Anyone ever use "circle F" devices back in the day? I have boxes and boxes of devices I got from an old timers garage. Now there gonna sit in my garage for the next next 50 years haha. They seem pretty tough and I like their logo haha I'm guessing they're out of business.
 

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Yeah, Ive seen them. Usually removing them though. replacing them with chinese crap that isnt going to last a year.
 

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Yup, I've pulled out many myself. These are from a time when there was dozens of manufacturers of wiring devices, all of em with MADE IN USA stamped on them. What do we have today maybe 4 brands? Hubbell and Pass & Seymour barely make anything in US. The only ones still making some things here are Leviton and Cooper. Yeah I'm anal and try and use US made stuff whenever I can.
 

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I actually did a quick search on them. Started out as E.H. Freeman Company around the turn of the last century in Trenton NJ. I'm not sure when they banged up shop.
 

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nice can you show the auctual device
 

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I've replaced many of their snap switches and three prong grounding outlets in my teenage years. Many sub divisions in my hometown used that brand.
 

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I used to install those, lots of those.
 

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I think I have some new in package down in the shop somewhere. They look great with Uni-line plates.
 

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Kind of old thread, but I installed many of those in the early 1980s. My boss must have bought a truck load. I remember the switches had a problem of the plastic cracking when I tightened the wire under the screw and I had to be more careful with them than any other brand we used.
 

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When did those stop being produced btw?
Well I was working on a house the other day that was built in 1989 and they had them in there so some time after that I guess. I do know that the factory where they were made in Trenton NJ is now apartments.
 

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Once upon a time, New England, New York and New Jersey was the epicenter of wiring device and wire and cable manufacturers. T&B, Lightolier, Leviton, Eagle, Murray, AIW, Colt, GE, Hubbel, Bryant, P&S, and long defunct wire and cable brands were here. Some of the headquarters remain (Leviton, for instance) but the manufacturing is long gone.
 
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