How old is a Wadsworth breaker panel?
Saturday, November 7, 2020
The Wadsworth Electrical Manufacturing Company dates back to1918, and was most popular from the 1930s to 1950s. The company liquidated in 1990, but sales of their electrical equipment gradually deteriorated from the ‘70s onward, and we have not seen any Wadsworth panels installed in homes after the early-1970s. So, if you do the math, that makes most Wadsworth panels still installed at least 50 years old.
Also see our blog posts How old is a Pushmatic electrical panel? Is it safe? and Also, see our blog posts Who is the manufacturer of those "bad" electric panels? and Why are Zinsco and Sylvania-Zinsco electric panels a problem? and Why are Challenger electrical panels not insurable? and How old is a Walker EQ Load Center electrical panel? Is it unsafe?
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