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#103349 - 07/12/02 07:33 PM Old Electrical Parts
Joe Tedesco Offline
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Crowfeet
Tripod

Joe,

Here is part 2 of some old electrical parts. If these pictures don't come out to good, let me know. I will get my son to reshoot the picture. I never had a digital camera until just this week. Now I am going to go nuts and send in lots of pictures. (I hope.)

Caper

Pictures are fine!
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#103350 - 07/13/02 06:26 AM Re: Old Electrical Parts
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Joe,

You have always talked about tripods, rosettes, and crowfeet. Now you have some pictures. Do you want any old Knob and tube? Or an old K & T light switch? I think I still have some of them around. How about some loom?

Caper

P.S. watch what comes next in old parts.

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#103351 - 07/13/02 07:43 AM Re: Old Electrical Parts
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Caper:

I have many pictures of knob and tube installations still in use. If you want to send me more, I will add them to the collection here after putting them into a series of discussions.

I will look forward to more old electrical parts. Look for some old stuff before it is removed, so we can show how it was used when first installed.

Joe
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#103352 - 07/13/02 01:26 PM Re: Old Electrical Parts
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Joe,
Here is another old electrical part. Any idea what this is? I have some ideas, but would like to hear from the rest of the members.

Caper
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#103353 - 07/13/02 03:11 PM Re: Old Electrical Parts
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Is it a heater of some sort?
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#103354 - 07/13/02 08:47 PM Re: Old Electrical Parts
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It's a line-voltage electric {duh} cigarette lighter. There should be a momentary switch on it, and the center element is covered by perforated mica, and it’s replaceable with its Edison base—like that of a plug fuse. There is a small coiled heater beneath the mica.

{Used to work at a place that had them screwed to the walls in breakrooms—with smolking allowed there only. The replacement elements (~25 watts) were made by Eagle Electric—the same folks that made ceramic 660-watt Edison-based “glo-cone” heaters.}




[This message has been edited by Bjarney (edited 07-14-2002).]

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#103355 - 07/13/02 10:42 PM Re: Old Electrical Parts
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OK, I was puzzled as to why one would want such a small heater...

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#103356 - 07/14/02 05:16 AM Re: Old Electrical Parts
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Bjarney,

That is what I thought it was. I came acrossed it one day while I was working in an old house.

caper

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#103357 - 07/15/02 03:24 PM Re: Old Electrical Parts
Joe Tedesco Offline
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Joe,

For your collection of photos of old electrical parts.

I came across this American-made knife switch in a box of old radio parts in somebody's barn. The switch is only a small one, about 2.5" length on the porcelain base. The top carries the name "Trumbull" and, presumably, their trade mark - a "T" in a circle. I don't know if this company was well-known in the States or not.

The only other markings, other than "Made in U.S.A." are "707", which I take to be a part number and "12-21," possibly a date of manufacture???

Best wishes,
Paul.
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#103358 - 07/15/02 05:23 PM Re: Old Electrical Parts
Joe Tedesco Offline
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In these pictures, one is an old receptacle.

As for the other 3, this was an old dimmer switch that was in a large box and it controlled a large light fixture.

Caper
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