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3000A Service - 1924 Style #152803
02/17/06 08:49 AM
02/17/06 08:49 AM
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Fullerton, CA USA
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You guys have alot of interesting old things here and after spending a couple of hours looking through the threads I was thinking that you guys might apreciate my pieces. One is an old 250v 3000a 3-phase ITE main switch manufactured in 1924 (actually 5-13-1224, it still has the original tag with date and serial number on it). It is still in my van seeing that it weighs about 700 pounds and I have'nt figured out how to get it out yet. I have not been able to find anything like it anywhere on the net. The other thing I saved from the demo crew is and old 250v single phase Trumbull fuse board with knife switch disconnect and a pair of old 200a main fuses. I also saved a few old fuses(600a and 150a). The first two picyures are when it was in use before I shut it down. The closeup one is a thumbsrcew that slides something inside it under a copper label that the numbers go from 3000 to 4500. Any Ideas what that does? This is a great site and I'm glad I stumbled across it.
More stuff to come!


Gene134


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Re: 3000A Service - 1924 Style #152804
02/17/06 10:34 AM
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Irvine, CA, USA
I'll take a wild guess.
It's an open air circuit breaker and the knob is for ampacity adjustment.

Very cool looking stuff.


Larry LeVoir
Inspector
City of Irvine, CA
Re: 3000A Service - 1924 Style #152805
02/17/06 10:37 AM
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pauluk  Offline
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Deadfront? What's that then? [Linked Image]

Re: 3000A Service - 1924 Style #152806
02/17/06 06:17 PM
02/17/06 06:17 PM
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Rewired  Offline
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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Wow all that just screams "frankensten" to me!
What and where was that switchgear used in? an old factory or something??

A.D

Re: 3000A Service - 1924 Style #152807
02/17/06 06:28 PM
02/17/06 06:28 PM
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iwire  Offline
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North Attleboro, MA USA
Wondering what type of facility needed 3000 amps of service in 1924?


Bob Badger
Construction & Maintenance Electrician
Massachusetts
Re: 3000A Service - 1924 Style #152808
02/17/06 10:41 PM
02/17/06 10:41 PM
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Gene134  Offline
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Island Lake, Il. 60042
It was used in the Florshiem Shoe Factory on the corner of Belmont and Pulaski in Chicago. The building is aproximatly 250,000 sqft.

Re: 3000A Service - 1924 Style #152809
02/18/06 12:02 PM
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Wharton, Texas, USA
I'll bet the sparks that thing throws out when the contacts open or close is impressive [Linked Image]. I hope a really long operating stick goes along with it [Linked Image]. I kinda wonder what they used for PPE back then?

Those big ol' live front switchboards are neat pieces of work!

Mike (mamills)

Re: 3000A Service - 1924 Style #152810
02/21/06 05:45 PM
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sandsnow  Offline
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Irvine, CA, USA
BUMP

Does anyone have a clue to this switch with the knob.
What is is it????


Larry LeVoir
Inspector
City of Irvine, CA
Re: 3000A Service - 1924 Style #152811
03/02/06 09:35 AM
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Dobbs Ferry, NY, USA
"I kinda wonder what they used for PPE back then?"

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Pierre Belarge
Re: 3000A Service - 1924 Style #152812
03/02/06 09:45 AM
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Wharton, Texas, USA
PCBelarge:
...Apprentices... [Linked Image] [Linked Image] [Linked Image]

That's a riot! Thanks for starting my day off on a good note [Linked Image].

Mike (mamills)


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