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#200064 - 03/18/11 09:26 PM Unusual Knob and Tube Parts
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I should have registered as Mr Knob & Tube, it would have been more on the mark

anywho, some rather unusual K&T parts here, even I don't see many of these….

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#200067 - 03/19/11 04:46 AM Re: Unusual Knob and Tube Parts [Re: Webmaster]
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What are they?

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#200068 - 03/19/11 05:54 AM Re: Unusual Knob and Tube Parts [Re: Webmaster]
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They look like the K&T version of bushings to run the separate conductors into an enclosure.

Did I win a kewpie doll??

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#200069 - 03/19/11 06:22 AM Re: Unusual Knob and Tube Parts [Re: Webmaster]
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Those are called Federal Bushings, and there arent many left around. I have some made out of phenolic material. Neat find, thanks for sharing.
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#200080 - 03/20/11 04:48 AM Re: Unusual Knob and Tube Parts [Re: ghost307]
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Originally Posted By: ghost307
They look like the K&T version of bushings to run the separate conductors into an enclosure.

Did I win a kewpie doll??

smile

yup>


the two slotted smaller holes were to screw these jems into the wall, the K&T loom otruded from the two larger outside holes. The 2nd pix shows the face, where the two gooves held the K&T (unloomed) in a downward position.

This allowed the K&T exit from inside a wall to what was most likely (to my knowledge) the original wooden wiremould surface run raceway for K&T

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#200081 - 03/20/11 04:52 AM Re: Unusual Knob and Tube Parts [Re: wire_twister]
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Originally Posted By: wire_twister
Those are called Federal Bushings, and there arent many left around. I have some made out of phenolic material. Neat find, thanks for sharing.


i was wondering what they might have been called Twister

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#200113 - 03/21/11 06:47 AM Re: Unusual Knob and Tube Parts [Re: Webmaster]
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I don't think I ever saw those parts and I have worked with a lot of K&T here in NJ. Maybe they didn't use them here or maybe me memory isn't what it used to be.

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