A selection of old electrical fuseboxes, switchgear and other distribution equipment.
All of the items here are obsolete, and are displayed here as a reminder of how electrical installations used to be done.
Bill 4 way metal fusebox
Bill Crown 4way metal fuse box
Bill Insulok double pole fusebox
Centaur white plastic 4 way fusebox
Wylex Wses 80/2 RCD
Wylex Standard fuseboxes, part 1
Wylex Standard fuseboxes, part 2
Wylex Standard 6 way fusebox with brown wooden frame
Wylex Standard 4 way fusebox with brown wooden frame
Wylex Standard 4 way fusebox with white wooden frame
Wylex Standard brown plastic fuseboxes
Wylex Standard white plastic fuseboxes
Wylex 30 amp isolator switch
MEM 1 way ceramic fusebox
MEM 2 way plastic fusebox
MEM 2 way metal fusebox
MEM 4 way metal fuse box
MEM wooden cased fuse box with ceramic rewireable fuses
MEM ceramic fusebox with 3 fuses
Revo 15 amp electrical splitter unit with cast iron casing
The pages of other old electrical items such as switches, sockets and appliances have been moved to their own separate categories.
These photographs were taken in 2010. All of the equipment shown is connected and in use. It has since been completely replaced.
The label shown above with the word 'Caution' on it warns that some parts of the installation have newer wiring colours - brown and blue as well as the older red and black.
Yes - someone actually added a circuit to this mess very recently, and thought that this label would be of help. They neglected to mention the fact that the entire lot is deadly dangerous and 40 years past it's replacement date.
Even if total replacement wasn't an option, they could have added a small consumer unit and connected their new circuit to that, rather than extending this madness.
They did however upgrade the main earth and protective bonding.