The moment of truth came Friday afternoon when the electrician flicked the switch and.....it worked!
Though, I have to say, he was a little unsure at first about my plan to run some of the wiring through exposed copper conduit. We like it, it gives the idea of an old house that was built before electricity and has subsequently been electrified. I have no real excuse for the tap - except that it's cool.
We're really pleased with the bakelite style switches which we purchased from Pales in Style. Dan provided faultless service and attention to detail - I'd recommend his company to anyone.
Our electrician, Greg Eastman, and his team Brad and Chris were great to work with and very patient and accommodating of my ideas. If you need an electrician on the South Coast, you would be hard pressed to do better than Greg, Chris and Brad.