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vintage outdoor outlet covers

Vintage Outdoor Outlet Covers

   Using vintage outdoor outlet covers on your home's exterior adds a touch of genuine retro style to a patio or porch. Modern weatherproof outlet covers can be bland industrial eyesores and drab blemishes on your house. These Hubbell-Bell outdoor outlet covers have an all-metal construction, finished in a quintessential mid-century anodized green finish that will remind you of your grandpa's toolbox every time you plug in your boombox or electric garden tools. We found a stash of these new old stock outlet covers, complete and sealed in their original packages. We installed some of these on our 1973 ranch house, and they look awesome and work beautifully. They are equipped with modern polarized sockets in a classic brown bakelite-esque finish. The foam rubber waterproof gaskets are still in excellent shape, so these receptacles can be installed and used safely. Foam rubber breaks down in poor storage environments, so even "old stock" vintage outdoor outlet covers may need some updating before installation, but you can purchase inexpensive universal replacement gaskets at your local hardware store.

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Honeywell Tap Lite light switch

Honeywell Tap Lite Vintage Light Switch

The Honeywell Tap Lite is a quintessential Mid-Century Modern light switch found in many homes of the late 1950's and early 1960's. It's a genuine Atomic Era push-button light switch from 1956 that was designed to make you feel like you were living in a spaceship...or at very least a modern home on the cutting-edge of tomorrow. Old stock Honeywell Tap Lites let you enjoy the latest in modern 1950's technology while showing your personal style, because the Honeywell Tap Lite originally included four different switch plate cover designs! It has a transparent acrylic cover that pops off, allowing you to insert one of the mind-blowing retro '50s designs included in the package. There are two pre-cut and pre-folded inserts, each is double-sided, making a total of four quintessential designs, including two awesome Atomic patterns, a simple silver-gray solid color, and a colorful, attention-grabbing happy clown face, whose nose becomes the ivory domed push button. A true conversation piece!

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