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. These are from 1940-1950’s but are in “new” condition with some in their original wrappers.




Item #- Item
EDD1052 Ivory Sierra Bakelite Single Gang with 3 Spaces - Used

Ivory Sierra Bakelite Single Gang with 3 Spaces - Used

Hard to find creamy white electrical wall plates by Sierra Electric for Despard interchangeable electrical components. This plate is one of the very early ones with deeper grooves – which makes it quite rare. It is gently used with no scratching, cracks or chips.
EDD1051 Ivory Bakelite Despard On/Off Light Switch by Leviton

Ivory Bakelite Despard On/Off Light Switch by Leviton

Creamy ivory color.  Marked 15 A 120-277V A.C.  
EDD1049 Ivory Sierra Bakelite Single Gang with 3 Spaces

Ivory Sierra Bakelite Single Gang with 3 Spaces

Hard to find creamy white electrical wall plates by Sierra Electric for Despard interchangeable electrical components. Having never been used they come in their original wrappers with mounting strap and screws. Mint condition.
EDD1048 Brown Bakelite Despard On/Off Switch by Eagle

Brown Bakelite Despard On/Off Switch by Eagle

These on/off switches are made by Eagle and come in their original boxes.  Says ON and OFF on the toggle with two brass terminal screws top and bottom of the casing. Has the Underwriters Lab approval and printed on the bottom of the metal piece is 5A-250V and 10A-125V Although there are two... click picture for more info
EDD1047 Ivory Sierra Bakelite Single Gang with 2 Spaces - Used

Ivory Sierra Bakelite Single Gang with 2 Spaces - Used

Creamy white electrical wall plate by Sierra Electric for Despard interchangeable electrical components. This plate is in such good condition you would be hard pressed to know it has been used. There are no chips, cracks or scratches. This plate with the two holes in ivory is very hard to find.... click picture for more info
EDD1045 Brushed Stainless Steel Switch Plate with 1 Space

Brushed Stainless Steel Switch Plate with 1 Space

These heavy gauge plates have never been used but could benefit from a bit of cleanup from being in storage. Note that the component sits vertical rather than horizontal. You would need a strap hanger (bracket) like EDD1043
EDD1043 4 Mounting Brackets for Interchangeable Despard Electric Devices

4 Mounting Brackets for Interchangeable Despard Electric Devices

Mounting bracket for a single Despard element. Great for use with a junction box that has minimal room for a standard switch or outlet. Two different styles that serve the same purpose. Price above is for one set of 4 brackets. The number shown In Stock is the amount of sets I have.
EDD1042 Ivory Art Deco Bakelite Single Gang with 2 Spaces

Ivory Art Deco Bakelite Single Gang with 2 Spaces

Creamy white electrical wall plate by Bryant for Despard interchangeable electrical components. Nicely grooved background with an Art Deco border. Be sure and enlarge the photo to see all the detail! This plate with the two holes in ivory is very hard to find. Screws have been lost over the years... click picture for more info
EDD1041 Ivory Bakelite Single Gang with 2 Spaces

Ivory Bakelite Single Gang with 2 Spaces

Uniline electrical wall plate by Arrow H & H for Despard interchangeable electrical components. This plate with the two holes in ivory is very hard to find. Includes matching mounting screws. 
EDD1039 Brown Art Deco Bakelite Single Gang with 1 Vertical Space

Brown Art Deco Bakelite Single Gang with 1 Vertical Space

Uniline style switch plate by Pass & Seymour for Despard interchangeable electrical components.  They have some nice Art Deco detailing around the perimeter. With the small Despard style electrical switch these are ideal for a junction box where room for wires is limited. Includes screws and... click picture for more info
EDD1036 Mounting Bracket for Interchangeable Despard Electric Devices

Mounting Bracket for Interchangeable Despard Electric Devices

Sold as a set of 2.  These mounting straps were made by Sierra for use with the Despard type interchangeable components. The bracket with directions is by another maker and is shown for reference only. Price above is for one set of two brackets. The number shown as In Stock is the number of sets I... click picture for more info
EDD1035 2 Mounting Brackets for Interchangeable Despard Electric Devices

2 Mounting Brackets for Interchangeable Despard Electric Devices

Slightly different but do the same job.  All are marked P & S (Pass & Seymour) Despard Line. Sold as a set of 2.   Price above is for one set of two brackets.
EDD1031 Pair Brown Bakelite Despard TV Connection

Pair Brown Bakelite Despard TV Connection

Okay, these are obsolete for the old flat TV wire but perhaps they could be used for some other electronic device (speakers?).  Or use to fill an empty space (toss the 3 prong part away) if you have removed an interchangeable part or intend to install one later. Made by Pass & Seymour. I’m not... click picture for more info
EDD1030 Ivory Bakelite Despard Blank Inserts

Ivory Bakelite Despard Blank Inserts

Used to fill an empty space if you have removed an interchangeable part or intend to install one later. Made by Pass & Seymour the design matches their switch plate covers.
EDD1028 Brown Bakelite Despard Neon Pilot Light

Brown 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. These do not all have boxes.  Marked 1/25W – 125V  
EDD1026 Brown Bakelite Despard 3 Way Light Switch

Brown Bakelite Despard 3 Way Light Switch

These Pass & Seymour never used switches have a fat rounded toggle. Since they are 3-way switches there is no ON/OFF on the toggle. There are 2 brass terminal screws on the top and one on the bottom of the casing. They are marked P & S DESPARD 10A-125V and 5A-250V
EDD1024 Brown Bakelite Despard 3 Way Light Switch by P & S

Brown Bakelite Despard 3 Way Light Switch by P & S

10 Amp  Made by Pass & Seymour
EDD1018 Heavy Steel Utility Single Gang with 3 Spaces

Heavy Steel Utility Single Gang with 3 Spaces

For Despard interchangeable electrical components.  Bonus! Component mounting plate included but I don’t know if it goes with this plate.                                                                                                                                                                  ... click picture for more info
EDD1017 Brushed Stainless Triple Gang with 4 Spaces and Standard Toggle

Brushed Stainless Triple Gang with 4 Spaces and Standard Toggle

Stainless steel with crisp beveled edges for a 1950’s décor.  Made for Despard interchangeable electrical components with a standard toggle switch.  Screws and component mounting plates included.                                                                                                     ... click picture for more info
EDD1016 Brushed Stainless Steel Single Gang with 3 Spaces

Brushed Stainless Steel Single Gang with 3 Spaces

Stainless steel with crisp beveled edges for a 1950’s décor.  Made by Bryant for Despard interchangeable electrical components.  Screws and component mounting plate included.  

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