ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Top Posters(30 Days)
sparky 4
Recent Posts
Dimmable LED 2x4 lay in fixtures
by gfretwell. 12/13/17 09:49 PM
2017 NEC Changes
by sparky. 12/13/17 06:57 PM
Casino Wiring methods
by HotLine1. 12/09/17 10:44 AM
Ground wire Size to water Line.
by HotLine1. 12/05/17 12:11 PM
Flexible conduit to an outside Spa
by gfretwell. 12/05/17 12:28 AM
New in the Gallery:
Gallery Test
Popular Topics(Views)
243,045 Are you busy
179,480 Re: Forum
170,405 Need opinion
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 29 guests, and 10 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#144488 - 12/02/05 08:17 PM Domestic Electrical Machines  
Trumpy  Offline


Member
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,223
SI,New Zealand
OK,
Here we go.
Quote
To start the new thread, what better item than the ubiquitous electric iron? I have a theory that once the basic design of a mass market product settles down and the crackpot ideas go to the wall, we are left with a form which can last unchanged for decades, and the electric iron is no exception.
Here's Hotpoint's iron from 80 [ ! ] years ago, clearly based on the traditional cast flat-iron heated by gas or coals. Note that the marketing boys have already started to invent 'trade' names, ("Calrod" = element), to brand their product.
A contemporary eminent electrical engineer comments so. -
".....excellent utensils, but clearly retaining weaknesses. The flexible lead undergoes great wear and tear, which sooner or later causes trouble. Even though the electric irons are generally provided with a stand, people continue to leave them flat and omit to switch off; ...leading to raised temperatures and charring.....many fires have been started this way. Recent designs provide a thermal cut-out, although it is too early to to obtain a definite opinion on [its] reliability. ...the great majority of electric irons in present use are plugged into lighting points."
What's the latest 'iron-age' technology?

Alan

Thanks for that Alan!.
BTW I'll post that pic you sent me of the iron, once I work out how to get that image out of the PDF file. [Linked Image]

{Message edited to add missing line}

[This message has been edited by Trumpy (edited 12-02-2005).]


Test Equipment:
Large Selection of Test Equipment For Electrical, HVAC, Test & Measurement
Large Selection of Test Equipment For Electrical, HVAC, Test & Measurement

#144489 - 12/09/05 12:51 PM Re: Domestic Electrical Machines  
Trumpy  Offline


Member
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,223
SI,New Zealand
Here is the picture of the iron that Alan sent me:

[Linked Image]


And also another one from Alan:
Quote
Electric Range cookers c. 1926. Familiar, aren't they? What goes round....


[Linked Image]

Thanks Alan and sorry about the delay in posting these pics.


#144490 - 12/10/05 06:17 PM Re: Domestic Electrical Machines  
Trumpy  Offline


Member
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,223
SI,New Zealand
Oops,
Sorry Chipmunk.
In my efforts to clean this thread up, I've managed to delete you post.
Sorry mate, any chance of a re-post?.

[Linked Image] [Linked Image] [Linked Image]



Member Spotlight
lil suzi
lil suzi
Midwest
Posts: 57
Joined: August 2003
Show All Member Profiles 
Featured:

2017 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2017 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Shout Box
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.013s Queries: 14 (0.004s) Memory: 0.7550 MB (Peak: 0.8811 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2017-12-14 20:31:46 UTC