Look at all this Legacy Equipment!!!
Bulldog EXO Disconnect (Vac-U-Break), an old Square D EXO, An old (looks like) FPE EXO, and for jollies, a newer Square D EXO!
Last time I saw Multipole Knife Switches and Non-Deadfront gear was 1982! In the highrise area of Downtown Los Angeles, we were doing another "Active Branch Remodel" on a Great Western Savings branch that was located on the ground floor of an 11 story Building.
Building was near 4th and Hill in Downtown LA.
Must have been built between 1920's and early 1930's.
Had gear that looked exactly like the stuff shown in these images!!!
All Conductors were copper and had the same type R Insulation, all tied down with the cloth weaved thread lacing method. All live stuff exposed. system Voltage: 440 VAC 3Ø 3W.
Scary, but inspiring!
That Transformer should go to the Smithsonian Institute!!! G.E. circa 1902-1908!!! If it was a Westinghouse brand, I would say that Nik Tesla wound the thing himself!!!
Very interesting nameplate data, too!
Even that Transformer under the Disconnects is from the Jurassic Period! What's up with it, did it catch fire and burn other stuff, or did other stuff burn it?
There was a similar old Transformer around here, but a runaway Brontosaurus stepped on it and smashed it flat! Took the smashed Xformer to Mr. Slate's Gravel Quarry/Metal Recycle center and sold it for scrap. Fred Flinstone took most of the money, though!
On the serious side, that looks like one heck of a job just to demo out all the post Triassic equipment!