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#152105 - 12/16/03 02:51 PM Old Plant Renovation
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Here are some photos I took at the project I’m presently on. It’s a renovation of an old firearms manufacturing plant in Hartford, Ct. Most of it was still in use.

- Brian (aka swedejr)
great Stuff!

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#152106 - 12/17/03 05:20 AM Re: Old Plant Renovation
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As I said in my original post, this equiptment is still in use. We're saving everything we take out, so if there is anyone interested in any of this, please let me know...

Brian

p.s.- My original post got sent out under my wife's e-mail, hence the "Debbie" at the end...

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#152107 - 12/17/03 08:14 AM Re: Old Plant Renovation
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Great stuff! Better watch your fingers when grabbing those switch handles though!

Isn't Hartford, CT the home of Hubbell? Is this by any chance Hubbell equipment?

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#152108 - 12/17/03 09:44 AM Re: Old Plant Renovation
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Actually, there is some equiptment by Trumbull(a precursor to GE, I think), Westinghouse, Metropolitan, and others.....Very interesting stuff to work with.. especially the 2 phase 5 wire stuff....

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#152109 - 12/17/03 10:00 AM Re: Old Plant Renovation
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Interesting stuff!

I know a house that has a small subpanel that looks like a miniature version of the last picture. From what I remember it was inside a wooden Cabinet up on the second floor. I wish I had thought to take a picture.

I've seen this style Panelboard in an old building being used as a Cabinetmaking shop. I remember seeing it covered with sawdust too.
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p.s.- My original post got sent out under my wife's e-mail, hence the "Debbie" at the end...
Sorry about that! .. It's got your Name up there now.


Bill

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#152110 - 12/18/03 11:52 AM Re: Old Plant Renovation
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the first picture, whats that?

do i assume right that they go off this panel with the thin wires unfused??


edit: sorry, i just saw how it works...

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#152111 - 12/28/03 05:35 PM Re: Old Plant Renovation
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Is this by chance Colt's factory?

This is really neat old stuff I love pictures like this.
Thanks...S

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#152112 - 12/29/03 12:50 PM Re: Old Plant Renovation
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Yes it is the old Colt factory....Colt moved their remaining operations from this factory to West Hartford in '91.
The place is undergoing a 120 million dollar facelift; commercial and residential space....I've got a lot more pics of the place, but didn't want to clutter up the board.....

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#152113 - 12/29/03 05:38 PM Re: Old Plant Renovation
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Great photos!

How would one go about opening/closing some of those switches? Surely not by hand?

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#152114 - 12/30/03 03:31 PM Re: Old Plant Renovation
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Hopefully with rubber gloves, boots and a flash suit....

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