Planet Gear Switch Plate

Bring mechanical steampunk style to your home with this gear-turning switch plate cover.
created by

Lance Nybye Jr.

$40.00

Lance Nybye Jr. created by

Lance Nybye Jr.

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Victorian Voltage

These geared-up mechanical light 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
5" H x 5.25" W
Care
Clean with dry cloth; do not wet.
Notes
Planet Gear Switchplate may be a little stiff upon receipt. Run the switchplate back and forth a few times before installation to break it in and ensure a smooth toggle.
Item ID
26720

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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.


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UncommonGoodsPlanet Gear Switch Plate
 
4.7

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (18)
  • Unique (13)
  • Easy to install (4)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

  • Delicate (3)

Best Uses

  • Gifts (14)
  • Office (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (14), Budget shopper (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (17), No (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Unique and conversation piece

We were visiting our son in Corvallis, OR and came across these one-of-a-kind light switches. Brought it home and everyone who visited us were intrigued with the switch plate cover. So the next...Read complete review

We were visiting our son in Corvallis, OR and came across these one-of-a-kind light switches. Brought it home and everyone who visited us were intrigued with the switch plate cover. So the next trip to Oregon purchased 3 more, and one as a gift. So here's my next order because it's Christmas in July and we need to stock up on these amazing pieces of "wall art"!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Does not operate smoothly

Beautiful looking but does not operate smoothly, very disappointed. The gears are quite jerky, to where we feel it will break or jam quickly. My grown son (the gift recipient) is going...Read complete review

Beautiful looking but does not operate smoothly, very disappointed. The gears are quite jerky, to where we feel it will break or jam quickly. My grown son (the gift recipient) is going to try and adjust it or will return it. It is made of lightweight wood and just doesn't turn smoothly. This cannot be used for a light-switch you regularly have to turn on and off, I would recommend only for decorative looks. Note to maker: I would pay a little more if it was made of metal and worked as hoped. Thanks.

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4.0

So cool

By 

from New Haven, CT

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bedroom
    • Gifts
    • Large Rooms
    • Small Rooms

    Comments about UncommonGoods Planet Gear Switch Plate:

    These switchplates are absolutely delightful (we have two of different varieties). One thing to note, though, is that the instructions say to install them over your existing switchplace, but neither of the two we purchased is actually large enough to do so (too narrow in one case, too short in this one).

    Service and delivery comments:

    Delivery was prompt and everything was in working order.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Very creative!

    By 

    from Denver

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Office

      Comments about UncommonGoods Planet Gear Switch Plate:

      My son loved it for his office

      Service and delivery comments:

      Prompt

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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This gift was a big hit!

      By 

      from Madison, WI

      About Me Budget Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gifts

        Comments about UncommonGoods Planet Gear Switch Plate:

        My dad loves this light switch cover. I also bought for him another one of the light switch covers made by this same artist. He has shown them off to all his fellow word-working friends. Probably one of the most unique, fun gifts I have found for him. Uncommonly Good!!!!!

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Unique

        By 

        from Starkville ms

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gifts

          Comments about UncommonGoods Planet Gear Switch Plate:

          Great gift. All loved it well crafted All ages from Tweens to Seniors I tie Bible verses to my gift--- first creation -light to make physical life possible and Christ as Light of the world for our spiritual life

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

          Very nice.

          By 

          from Ohio

          About Me Budget Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about UncommonGoods Planet Gear Switch Plate:

              Adds a nice touch to a wall.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Quick delivery.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No, No
               
              5.0

              Unique and conversation piece

              By 

              from Pittsburgh

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Easy To Install
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gifts
                • Large Rooms
                • Small Rooms

                Comments about UncommonGoods Planet Gear Switch Plate:

                We were visiting our son in Corvallis, OR and came across these one-of-a-kind light switches. Brought it home and everyone who visited us were intrigued with the switch plate cover. So the next trip to Oregon purchased 3 more, and one as a gift. So here's my next order because it's Christmas in July and we need to stock up on these amazing pieces of "wall art"!

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Awesome gift from my husband

                By 

                from Indianapolis

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gifts
                  • Kitchen
                  • Living Room
                  • Office

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Planet Gear Switch Plate:

                  Installed in the Living Room last week. It works great.
                  I am not sure if it is raw wood or sealed. I'm hoping it can be cleaned easily.
                  The kids love it too.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  4.0

                  He Loved It

                  By 

                  from New Jersey

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                  • Delicate

                  Best Uses

                  • Gifts
                  • In A Study
                  • Library
                  • Office

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Planet Gear Switch Plate:

                  Women thought it was ho hum but the men were crazy about it. The guy who received it is going to paint it and tinker with it to make it even more unique, his very own.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  5.0

                  High Quality Gift

                  By 

                  from Birmingham, AL

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gifts
                    • Office

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Planet Gear Switch Plate:

                    My husband likes steam punk design, particularly Rube Goldberg pieces. I bought this as a Christmas gift for him to put in his basement office. He loved the complexity and the craftsmanship.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                     
                    5.0

                    Not your average light switch 2

                    By 

                    from Westport, MA

                    About Me Budget Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Unique

                    Cons

                    • Delicate
                    • Low Use Switch

                    Best Uses

                    • As Art
                    • Gifts
                    • Office

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Planet Gear Switch Plate:

                    Probably best used on a low use switch (not sure how it would hold up over time).

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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