The circuit breaker has a label on it that says: "50 amp C.G.E. Co 250 volts."
Canadian General Electric has been operating in Canada for over 100 years. The manufacturing facility in Peterborough, Ontario, founded in 1892 by Thomas Edison, was the first in the country and employed 500 employees.
This is a circuit breaker that was manufactured by the Canadian General Electric Company. It has a copper coloured metal switch with a black, rubber handle that is mounted on a black base.
Whenever electrical wiring in a building has too much current flowing through it, circuit breakers cut the power until the problem can be rectified. If circuit breakers were not used, electricity would be dangerous because of the risk of fires and other issues as a result of wiring problems and equipment failures. When electrical currents get too high, the breaker opens the circuit when it reaches dangerous levels.