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1950s Traffic Signal Wiring #163184 05/03/07 11:11 AM
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No Levittown Pictures this time (groans and cheers from the peanut gallery), but I have some pics of the cloth-wiring harness and light-sockets from a 1950s Crouse Hinds Type DT traffic signal. I used this for about a month, before giving it a closer look and finding some bare and burned spots. Not knowing what might be lurking in the bundle, I replaced it with new sockets and 18AWG zip-wire to a new terminal block.

Pic1: The whole harness, sockets and (damaged) terminal block.

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Pic2: (Fuzzy) closeup of the terminal block and the crimp-ons. (Not mine!) Yes, every neutral goes to one crimp, once again, not my work.

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Pic3: Did somebody say Quiznos?

Ian A.
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Re: 1950s Traffic Signal Wiring [Re: Admin] #163191 05/03/07 04:00 PM
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What are/is "Quiznos"?
This word has appeared before.

Alan


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Re: 1950s Traffic Signal Wiring [Re: Alan Belson] #163192 05/03/07 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Alan Belson
What are/is "Quiznos"?


A chain of US sandwich shops.

http://www.quiznos.com

Used in this context because their advertising catchphrase is "Mmmm, Toasty" smile

Re: 1950s Traffic Signal Wiring [Re: Alan Belson] #163207 05/03/07 09:36 PM
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United States and Britain: Two countries separated by a common language.

Re: 1950s Traffic Signal Wiring [Re: LarryC] #163215 05/04/07 01:57 AM
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Language can be a separation, even here in the states... For instance, when I was in NH last summer, it took me a good week or two before I was able to decipher the Boston/New England accent to a point where I could hold normal conversations without seeming totally stupid.

The first time I went to Shaw's and the lady asked me if I wanted a carriage for my groceries, I stared like I was on a different planet.

(We usually call them shopping carts here in the NW)

Re: 1950s Traffic Signal Wiring [Re: noderaser] #163221 05/04/07 06:12 AM
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Philly, Shopping carts. Pittsburgh, Carriages.
Soda; Pop.
Hoagie; Sub.

One state seperated by one language (And some mountains.)

Ian A.

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Re: 1950s Traffic Signal Wiring [Re: Theelectrikid] #163233 05/04/07 11:16 AM
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We usually call them shopping carts here in the NW

Most commonly a shopping trolley in Britain.

On the lights, it looks like another example of green being used for a "hot" conductor once again.

Re: 1950s Traffic Signal Wiring [Re: pauluk] #163235 05/04/07 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by pauluk
On the lights, it looks like another example of green being used for a "hot" conductor once again.

Green, yellow, and red conductors ... makes sense for a traffic signal, doesn't it? smile I see the commons are white with matching color-coded stripes. It makes it very clear where the wires go!

Re: 1950s Traffic Signal Wiring [Re: BrianP] #163323 05/06/07 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by BrianP
makes sense for a traffic signal, doesn't it? smile


Definitely! smile


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