Sourcing giant 40's electrical throw switch..
August 5, 2012 7:24 AM Subscribe
Where can I get a giant electrical throw switch?
I've been tasked with finding & buying a gigantic ( ideally 1-2 foot long ) lever. It will go up on the wall of our web development office and it will be labeled "Interwebs: on/off". Where can I find some kind of switch that is worthy of turning the internet on or off?
That's the immediate problem, but let me give you the background - I'd love other ideas too:
posted by doub1ejack to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (13 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
While walking around the new office space after work, we decided that rather than try to hide the awkward fuse box right in the middle of this new space, we're going to essentially make it look like a realistic console. We'll expose the fuse switches, put a nice panel around them with fun labels, maybe some status lights tied to our client's sites, yada, yada, yada. And a giant switch to reset the interwebs.
The overall style is likely to be.. um authentic retro perhaps? Think old filliment lightbulbs, 80 lb oscilliscopes with 2" screens, the cockpit contols in very early planes...
We're a handy bunch - if we can get the elements for a cheap/reasonable price we can build out something that will look pretty respectable. The problem is I have no idea where to start shopping for this kind of stuff. Little help?