Despard Interchangeable

Despard interchangeable electrical connections (most by Pass & Seymour) were used in the mid 1900’s – primarily 1930 – 1970. You can still purchase them today but it is hard to find the vintage colors and designs. Since the pieces all go together you will see both plates and devices mixed together for ease of viewing.

Unless otherwise noted all Despard connections and switch plates listed are new/old stock. That means they have never been used but are from long ago. 

A note on color:  All the plates and components referenced as white, ivory or cream are actually the same cream color. Some look more "white" in the photos due to lighting conditions.




Item #- Item
EDD1084 Brown Bakelite Despard Outlet – Not Grounded

Brown Bakelite Despard Outlet – Not Grounded

These hard to find brown outlets were made in the USA by Pass & Seymour (P&S) and are marked 15A-125V.  They came in a box that originally contained several outlets and these are the only ones that were left. I’ve taken a photo of several together at different angles so you can see all... click picture for more info
EDD1083 Brown Art Deco Bakelite Single Gang with 3 Spaces

Brown Art Deco Bakelite Single Gang with 3 Spaces

These Uniline style Art Deco plates are so handsome! Alternating wide and narrow lines form the field background with an Art Deco perimeter design. Be sure and enlarge the photo to see it clearly. The camera distorts the fine lines on the bottom of the photo. They are actually straight like at the... click picture for more info
EDD1082 Ivory Bakelite Despard 3 Outlet Units – Not Grounded

Ivory Bakelite Despard 3 Outlet Units – Not Grounded

You get 3 outlets with one unit for the three hole Despard plates. No need for a mounting bracket! They were made in the USA by P&S for distribution by Arrow – Hart and are marked 15A-125V. Comes in its original box with screws. One is in a plain unmarked original box. That will be the last one... click picture for more info
EDD1081 Ivory Bakelite Despard Outlet – Not Grounded

Ivory Bakelite Despard Outlet – Not Grounded

This cream colored outlet was made in the USA by Arrow – H&H and is marked 15A-125V / 10A-250V. Comes in its original box.  
EDD1080 Brown Bakelite Despard Outlet – Not Grounded

Brown Bakelite Despard Outlet – Not Grounded

This hard to find brown outlet was made in the USA by Bryant and is marked 15A-125V / 10A-250V. Comes in its original box.  
EDD1079 Brown Bakelite Despard Outlet – Not Grounded

Brown Bakelite Despard Outlet – Not Grounded

This hard to find brown outlet was made in the USA by Arrow – H&H and is marked 15A-125V / 10A-250V. Comes in its original box.  
EDD1078 Ivory Bakelite Despard Grounded Outlet - Eagle

Ivory Bakelite Despard Grounded Outlet - Eagle

This outlet was made in the USA by Eagle and is marked 15A-125V. Comes in its original box.  
EDD1077 Brown Bakelite Despard Grounded Outlets

Brown Bakelite Despard Grounded Outlets

These brown colored outlets are rather hard to find.  They were made in the USA by Pass & Seymour (P&S) and are marked 15A-125V / 10A-250V. Original boxes are not included. Price is for one and the number In Stock indicates how many I have available.   
EDD1076 Ivory Bakelite Despard Outlets – No Ground

Ivory Bakelite Despard Outlets – No Ground

Simple outlets with no ground. They were made in the USA by H&H and are marked 15A-125V. Original boxes are not included. Price is for one and the number In Stock indicates how many I have available.   
EDD1075 Set of 4 Ivory Bakelite Despard Outlets No Ground - Used

Set of 4 Ivory Bakelite Despard Outlets No Ground - Used

Set of 4 used outlets. Two by H&H and two by P&S. Both marked 15A-125V / 10A-250V. They are all fully functional and have no chips or scratches. The above price is for all shown in the photo – 1 set of 4.   
EDD1074 Ivory Bakelite Despard Grounded Outlets - Leviton

Ivory Bakelite Despard Grounded Outlets - Leviton

These outlets are made two different grounding methods.  I’ve taken a group photo so you can see them from all angles. They were made in the USA by Leviton and are marked 15A-125V. Original boxes are not included. Price is for one and the number In Stock indicates how many I have available.   
EDD1073 Ivory Bakelite Despard Grounded Outlets – P&S

Ivory Bakelite Despard Grounded Outlets – P&S

These outlets are made with a stability strap to be used in conjunction with the Despard type mounting bracket. I’ve taken a group photo so you can see them from all angles. They were made in the USA by Pass & Seymour (P&S) and are marked 15A-125V. Original boxes are not included. Price is... click picture for more info
EDD1072 Ivory Bakelite Despard Grounded Outlets – H&H

Ivory Bakelite Despard Grounded Outlets – H&H

These outlets are made with a stability strap to be used in conjunction with the Despard type mounting bracket. I’ve taken a group photo so you can see them from all angles. They were made in the USA by H&H and are marked 15A-125V. Original boxes are not included.  Price is for one and the... click picture for more info
EDD1071 Ivory Bakelite Despard Low Voltage Momentary Switches

Ivory Bakelite Despard Low Voltage Momentary Switches

For that low voltage Despard system you may have in your period home! These little switches have a nicely grooved handle for your thumb/finger control. I’ve taken a photo of several so you can see them from all angles. The above price is for one and the number In Stock is how many I currently have... click picture for more info
EDD1070 Brushed Stainless Steel 3 Space Electric Plate

Brushed Stainless Steel 3 Space Electric Plate

Nice solid stainless steel plate for that 1950’s home! It was made by Pass & Seymour (P&S). Satin brushed with a horizontal grain made with .03 thick steel.  Includes original package and mounting screws.
EDD1069 Set of 3 Brushed Stainless Steel 3 Space Electric Plates

Set of 3 Brushed Stainless Steel 3 Space Electric Plates

Nice solid stainless steel plates for that 1950’s home!  They were made by Bryant in the good old USA (says so right on the back). Satin brushed with a vertical grain made with .04 thick steel.  The above price is for all 3 plates. Packages and screws have been lost over the years in storage. 
EDD1068 Ivory Bakelite Despard Chunky Lighted Single Pole Switch

Ivory Bakelite Despard Chunky Lighted Single Pole Switch

How perfect is this to find that light switch in the dark!?!  The chunky switch has ON and OFF embossed as with a standard switch. As you can see in the photo they are Lighted Handles. By Pass & Seymour (P&S) they are marked A.C. Only and 15A 120V  A.C.  The photo shows two so you can see... click picture for more info
EDD1067 Ivory Bakelite Despard Neon Pilot Light

Ivory Bakelite Despard Neon Pilot Light

This round red button with concentric circles goes beautifully with Art Deco and lined plates. Great to show if a light is on in the basement, garage or attic.  It was made by Leviton and marked 1/25W – 125V but the label on the back has been lost over the years, as was the box it came in.  
EDD1066 Ivory Bakelite Despard Neon Pilot Light

Ivory Bakelite Despard Neon Pilot Light

Made by Pass & Seymour.  Round red double domed button. Great to show if a light is on in the basement, garage or attic. New/Old Stock but do not come with boxes. There are two in the picture to show different angles. The above price is for one. Marked 1/25W – 125V  
EDD1065 Ivory Despard Push Button 20 Amp Switches

Ivory Despard Push Button 20 Amp Switches

These switches are very hard to find and to locate some that have never been used is quite rare. The photo shows 4 switches at different angles but the above price is for one. They are marked A.C. ONLY on the front of the switch. On the red metal is stamped 20A – 120-277 V  A.C.  They were... click picture for more info

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