Long Out of Warranty

Found this on the long-disused stage of the former Martha Lawrence School, now the St Francis Hospital Daycare Center, hosting the polling place where I was serving as an Election Inspector. It’s a bit hard to read, even in the larger version, but I thought a one-year warranty etched into a brass plate was interesting; it’s screwed right to the side of the dimmer panel.

Lighting Switchboard Warranty Placard
Lighting Switchboard Warranty Placard

The warranty provisions require that the dimmer panel be properly maintained, regularly used, and kept clean. As you can easily see, it’s been a long while since anyone has put on a stage production.

I think the warranty ran out right around the time I was born, but I could be off by a decade or two either way.

Lighting Switchboard Dust Accumulation
Lighting Switchboard Dust Accumulation