Double Rack & Pinion Switch Plate

This laser-cut, mechanical light switch evokes a spirit of Victorian gothic style.
created by

Lance Nybye Jr.

$50.00

Lance Nybye Jr. created by

Lance Nybye Jr.

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Steampunk Style

These rack and pinion-inspired double switch plates transform an ordinary device into the perfect flourish for your secret library, steampunk chalet--or wherever your imagination lives! The fabulous contraptions are the brainchild of Lance Nybye Jr.. He crafts the mechanisms from decorative plywood, often leaving the alternating colors of wood left exposed at the edges. They're finished with brass hardware and laser engraved decoration inspired by the swirling lines of Victorian ornamentation. The switch installs easily in your bedroom, workshop or office--simply attach it over an existing, standard switch plate using the existing screws. Made in San Diego, California.

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Made in California

Lance Nybye Jr.

created by

Lance Nybye Jr.

location

California

Lance Jr. & Sr. stumbled upon the idea of jewelry design after a fire consumed their previous business of laser engraving bats. The bat business never made a full comeback, but they found a creative way to reinvent themselves. While attending weekend craft shows and weeknight street fairs, they had the idea of using the equipment they already owned to make wood laser-cut earrings. In addition to winsome wood accessories, the duo also creates brilliantly designed light switch plates, clocks, and other earthy and artful accents for the home.

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
metal, plywood
Measurements
8.25" H x 5" W
Care
Clean with dry cloth; do not wet.
Notes
Hanging hardware not included
Item ID
26719

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UncommonGoodsDouble Rack & Pinion Switch Plate
 
4.5

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (10)
  • Unique (5)
  • Easy to install (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Bedroom (4)
  • Gifts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (10)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8), Yes (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great unique gift for low use switches

Very unique and attractive design. The double switch is big- 6 1/4" wide and 8 1/4" tall which means it may not fit everywhere. The construction is good...Read complete review

Very unique and attractive design. The double switch is big- 6 1/4" wide and 8 1/4" tall which means it may not fit everywhere. The construction is good but since it is intricate with thin moving wooden parts, it may not hold up well in hgh use areas or with people who wouldnt be careful- eg young kids or rebellious teenagers.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Conversation starter, but not usable

We loved the design of this switch plate, and when it was on our wall people noticed it and asked about it. But it seems every time we switched the light on or off...Read complete review

We loved the design of this switch plate, and when it was on our wall people noticed it and asked about it. But it seems every time we switched the light on or off a piece would pop off. My husband is handy so he fixed it several times, but after a while it got old having pieces pop off so we removed it from our light switch.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This was a fun purchase. Everyone asks where I bought it.

By 

from CT

About Me Budget Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Install

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about UncommonGoods Double Rack & Pinion Switch Plate:

      Unique design. I wish they made them for all the different types of outlets.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Of course, would buying again

      By 

      from Rochester, New York

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

      • Bedroom

      Comments about UncommonGoods Double Rack & Pinion Switch Plate:

      Cool design and something different

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No, No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Cool and everyone love it and I do.

      By 

      from Rochester, New York

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bedroom

        Comments about UncommonGoods Double Rack & Pinion Switch Plate:

        Love it

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No, No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great unique gift for low use switches

        By 

        from Lake Arrowhead

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Conversation piece
        • Easy To Install
        • Neat mechanics

        Cons

        • Not for high use areas

        Best Uses

        • Gifts
        • Seldom used switches

        Comments about UncommonGoods Double Rack & Pinion Switch Plate:

        Very unique and attractive design. The double switch is big- 6 1/4" wide and 8 1/4" tall which means it may not fit everywhere. The construction is good but since it is intricate with thin moving wooden parts, it may not hold up well in hgh use areas or with people who wouldnt be careful- eg young kids or rebellious teenagers.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes, Yes

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fantastic unique gift

        By 

        from Lemont, Illinois

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Clever, unique, interesting
        • Easy To Install

        Cons

        • Difficult To Clean

        Best Uses

        • Bedroom
        • Gifts
        • Large Rooms
        • Man Cave
        • Small Rooms

        Comments about UncommonGoods Double Rack & Pinion Switch Plate:

        A very unique, clever, well designed, well made, unusual, creative, and uncommon gift

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes, Yes
         
        5.0

        So Unique

        By 

        from Colorado Springs Colorado

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about UncommonGoods Double Rack & Pinion Switch Plate:

        It's the first light switch when you enter my home. And when guess come over it puts a big smile on their face.They have to flip it up and down a few times. And they always ask me where I got it from.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very whimsical

        By 

        from Hoover, AL

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bedroom
          • Gifts
          • Office

          Comments about UncommonGoods Double Rack & Pinion Switch Plate:

          Great gift

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Nice product!

          By 

          from Birmingham, Al

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Unique

          Cons

          • Delicate

          Best Uses

          • Gifts
          • Living Room
          • Office

          Comments about UncommonGoods Double Rack & Pinion Switch Plate:

          This product gives a unique feel to our den! We love it.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          A very unusual gift

          By 

          from Atlanta GA

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about UncommonGoods Double Rack & Pinion Switch Plate:

              My son was intrigued by this gift. He is very difficult to buy for, and I thought he might get a kick out of this.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              This is a gift for my sister, and I know she'll love it.

              By 

              from Chicago

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Double Rack & Pinion Switch Plate:

                  Since this is a gift for someone else, I cannot comment on anything other than its appearance, which I think is terrific.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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