This business never fails to amaze me. Just about the time I think I've seen it all, a series of days come along and prove that I haven't seen anything yet. I have a few home inspectors who call me regularly to ask questions about electrical things they run into. A recent call dealt with a Push-O-Matic breaker box built by a company that went out of business in 1960.
I've never seen one. Even after he sent me photos, I couldn't help him at all. He did manage to find a Chinese company that makes breakers for it. I can't imagine there is a great market for it, but there has to be some.
I had another client call to ask me to look at her electrical problem with her lights. When I arrived, I saw the strangest series of light switches I've ever seen. There would be four to eight switches in a box and space that you would typically see two switches. Again, this was a first. It didn't take long for me to realize that the switches were on a low-voltage (24 Volt DC) system which fed a high voltage (120 volt, AC) system. It wasn't until I saw the low voltage panels that it was completely clear what was going on. Another first.
Yesterday, I had a home inspector call to tell me about an experience he had at a local home inspection. He was on the roof and attic phase of the inspection when he came across something stapled to the rafters on the far end of an attic. He pulled it down and it was a note with a $20 bill attached. The note said, "Congratulations. You are the first inspector to see this note. The $20 bill is yours." The house had been under contract three times and this was the third inspection.