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#152257 - 04/22/04 02:13 PM Old Colt Armory Pics
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Some pictures of the project I'm on....Taken at the Colt armory complex (these shots are from the oldest of the buildings, the East Armory, built in the mid 1800's)

Notice the “Colt” logo on the breaker panel- They actually had an electrical division in this complex where they made disconnects, starters, fuses and breakers.


I’ll send more pics as I get them.

- Brian (aka swedejr)








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#152258 - 04/22/04 02:37 PM Re: Old Colt Armory Pics
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Looks like www.electrical-contractor.net/Nostalgia/Colt_Armory2.jpg in particular is a nice image what was used before conduit expansion fittings. [Ground continuity "by others." Note that convenient fuseblock taps would not be available in an expansion fitting.]




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#152259 - 04/22/04 05:19 PM Re: Old Colt Armory Pics
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Brian: Gotta' love those old porcelain condulet fittings! I hope you save those guys, as well as that Multibreaker panel. It kinda looks like a Square D or Cutler Hammer with a Colt label on it. This is interesting. The only Colt electrical products I have seen until now are safety switches.

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#152260 - 04/22/04 05:45 PM Re: Old Colt Armory Pics
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I'm saving everything I can...I love seeing the old stuff...
I'll post more pics when I come across other cool stuff.
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#152261 - 04/22/04 06:57 PM Re: Old Colt Armory Pics
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These are neat! Very interesting.
I agree with mamills. I think that the "Colt" panel has SquareD breakers in it.

I've never heard of Colt electrical equipment before, but I guess it's not that odd if you consider the General Electric M134 Minigun, M61 "Vulcan" or the WWII "Liberator" pistol, (made by Delco-Remy's [GM] Tailight Division).
...S

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#152262 - 04/23/04 12:23 PM Re: Old Colt Armory Pics
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How about this one...

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#152263 - 04/23/04 12:36 PM Re: Old Colt Armory Pics
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Yep...I have a couple of these very switches in my collection, in excellent condition. I removed them from a couple of old "shotgun" style houses just before demolition.

Thanks for the pic, Sparked.

Mike (mamills)
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#152264 - 04/23/04 12:49 PM Re: Old Colt Armory Pics
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I hope I'm not guilty of Threadjacking here (I apologize if I am), but since this thread deals in part with equipment carrying rather uncommon manufacturer names, has anyone ever heard of electrical equipment by the name of "Mongerson's Machine Works"? I saw a nicely preserved 60 amp 3 pole safety switch bearing this name, back stage in a local high school auditorium. I know very little about it, other than the fuses (ordinary cartridge, non-rejection-type) slide into place and are held there with screw clamps, and the actual switch jaws are not visible, being hidden beneath the entire assembly inside the can (not such a great idea, huh...).

Mike (mamills)
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#152265 - 04/23/04 02:17 PM Re: Old Colt Armory Pics
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Mike- do you have any pictures?
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#152266 - 04/23/04 03:49 PM Re: Old Colt Armory Pics
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Brian: Not yet...I don't have a digital camera. I'm going to be in this auditorium in about three weeks to do a sound job, and I'll try to borrow a camera and take some pics. at that time. If I can figure out how to post them or send them in, I'll try to get a thread started here.

BTW; This switch is abandoned, more or less - juice to the line side, nothing on the load side. The maintenance supervisor is a friend of mine. I'm gonna try to get this little gem into my collection!

Mike (mamills)

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