Do you remember the verdigris plate for the traditional style switches and sockets? It's been a while since we've seen those, since everyone wants to change them with something new, modern, more stylish. But the good people at Forbes and Lomax recently paid a visit to the museum at Mycenae, where they saw those bronze switches and sockets in a verdigris finish, which look so cool both in contemporary and traditional interiors. As a result, the verdigris finish is coming to the Forbes & Lomax switches and sockets! What is Verdigris? What does "verdigris" mean? Google helps us in this sense saying, "Verdigris is a bright bluish-green encrustation or patina formed on copper or brass by atmospheric oxidation, consisting of basic copper carbonate. Synonym with Patina." Via Wikipedia we find out even more that, Verdigris is the common name for a green pigment obtained through the application of acetic acid to copper plates or the natural patina formed when copper, brass or bronze is weathered and exposed to air or seawater over a period of time. It is usually a basic copper carbonate, but near the sea will be a basic copper chloride. If acetic acid is present at the time of weathering, it may consist of copper acetate. Forbes and Lomax Verdigris Range The Verdigris range has a rich aged bronze patina. The plates in Verdigris from Forbes and Lomax are hand finished to produce a slightly variable effect, making each plate unique. You can't really find two plates that look the same in a Verdigris finish - this adds to the distinctive look! Like all the other Forbes & Lomax products, these plates are available at Sparks Electrical in a large variety of switch and sockets combinations. We are currently working on this range to add it to our website, and you will be delighted to have them in your homes in a 3-4 working days from the date of the order. Pictures of Verdigris Forbes & Lomax Switches and Sockets You can see most of these pictures of the Forbes and Lomax Verdigris range via their website, but still, here are some of their most popular switches and sockets in this finish. Forbes & Lomax Verdigris Three Gang Dolly Switch Forbes and Lomax Verdigris Single Gang Dolly Switch Forbes & Lomax Verdigris 13amp Single Socket Forbes and Lomax Verdigris Single French Socket Forbes & Lomax Verdigris Button Dimmer Controller Forbes and Lomax Verdigris Double 13amp Socket The full range of Verdigris switches and sockets can be found via our website at, Verdigris by Forbes and Lomax.
2 Gang 20A Dolly Switch: 1 x 2 Way and 1 x Intermediate Dolly in Verdigris from Forbes and Lomax
(over £100+VAT, applies to zones A&B only , £6 +VAT otherwise)
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This is the Forbes and Lomax 2GTI/VBR, a two gang dolly switch - one is a 2 way toggle switch and the other is an intermediate toggle switch - Verdigris plate and dolly, manufactured by Forbes and Lomax.
The Forbes and Lomax Dolly Switch
The Forbes and Lomax Dolly Switches are On/off Switches available in 2-way, Intermediate and double pole versions. Retractive dolly switches can be used as dimmer controllers when connected to a dimmer pack or dimming system. 2-way-and-off switches can be used to operate blinds.
The Forbes and Lomax dolly switches can be mixed with Button Dimmer Controllers on the same plate, however they can not be combined with rotary dimmers. The Forbes & Lomax dolly switches are available in: the Invisible Lightswitch® Range, the Antique Bronze Range, the Stainless Steel Range, the Aged Brass Range, the Unlacquered Brass Range, the Nickel Silver Range, and the Verdigris Range.
Technical Information - Forbes and Lomax Dolly Switch
- The Forbes and Lomax Dolly Switch Conforms to BS EN 60669 - 1: 1999 when assembled to appropriate plate and grid and
- installed correctly. ASTA Certificate No: 16240
- All Forbes and Lomax dolly switches require British standard 35mm deep flush wall boxes (to be ordered separately).
- Voltage: 250V AC, 50Hz
- Current rating: 20AX
- Terminal capacities: 4 x 1mm2 (Flex), 4 x 1.5mm2 (Solid), 3 x 2.5mm2 (Solid), 2 x 4mm2 (Solid), 1 x 6mm2 (Solid).
- Ambient Operating Temperature: -5 degrees to +40 degrees Celsius
- IP rating: IP2XD
- Max. installation altitude: 2000m
- No. of operations: 10.000
- Dimensions: 1-2 gang rocker switch 86mm x 86mm; 3-4 gang 146mm x 86mm.
The Verdigris Range
- Inspired by ancient bronze artifacts, the verdigris range has a distinctive patina finish.
- The plates are hand finished to produce a variable efect, making each plate unique.
|Switches & Sockets Specific
|Back Box Depth
|Forbes and Lomax
|86mm x 86mm
|Plate Projection / Protrusion
Note: Some images and pictures are for reference only. The item may differ from the image/picture due to manufacturer's change. Should you require the exact item in the picture, please call or email us to enquire.
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