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#152803 - 02/17/06 09:49 AM 3000A Service - 1924 Style  
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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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#152804 - 02/17/06 11:34 AM Re: 3000A Service - 1924 Style  
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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

#152805 - 02/17/06 11:37 AM Re: 3000A Service - 1924 Style  
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Deadfront? What's that then? [Linked Image]


#152806 - 02/17/06 07:17 PM Re: 3000A Service - 1924 Style  
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Wow all that just screams "frankensten" to me!
What and where was that switchgear used in? an old factory or something??

A.D


#152807 - 02/17/06 07:28 PM Re: 3000A Service - 1924 Style  
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Wondering what type of facility needed 3000 amps of service in 1924?


Bob Badger
Construction & Maintenance Electrician
Massachusetts

#152808 - 02/17/06 11:41 PM Re: 3000A Service - 1924 Style  
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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.


#152809 - 02/18/06 01:02 PM Re: 3000A Service - 1924 Style  
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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)


#152810 - 02/21/06 06:45 PM Re: 3000A Service - 1924 Style  
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BUMP

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


Larry LeVoir
Inspector
City of Irvine, CA

#152811 - 03/02/06 10:35 AM Re: 3000A Service - 1924 Style  
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"I kinda wonder what they used for PPE back then?"

Apprentices [Linked Image]


Pierre Belarge

#152812 - 03/02/06 10:45 AM Re: 3000A Service - 1924 Style  
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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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