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#104331 - 02/01/03 08:06 AM Emergency Shutoff Still in Operation?  
Joe Tedesco  Offline
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[Linked Image]

This was found in an office building in Boston on Tremont Street!

Looks like it is still in operation and the break glass is gone!

[This message has been edited by Joe Tedesco (edited 02-01-2003).]


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#104332 - 02/01/03 10:39 PM Re: Emergency Shutoff Still in Operation?  
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Weren't the hooks on the right side once intended for a small chained-on hammer?


#104333 - 02/02/03 11:01 AM Re: Emergency Shutoff Still in Operation?  
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Joe;
This is a gag, isn't it? My grandma's house was full of these 1910-era "emergency shutoff switches". [Linked Image] These switches seem to be making a comeback in new houses built in a victorian style. These devices were nearly indestructible. I have several of these in my collection.

Mike (mamills)


#104334 - 02/02/03 10:00 PM Re: Emergency Shutoff Still in Operation?  
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Yes, the chain and hammer are missing and the glass was broken. No joke here this is for real.


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#104335 - 02/04/03 01:01 PM Re: Emergency Shutoff Still in Operation?  
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How is that thing any different from a regular wall switch?

The electric switches used to shut off the oil burners...are they just normal switches in a red box or is there something else to them?

What is this the "shutoff" to?


#104336 - 02/04/03 03:53 PM Re: Emergency Shutoff Still in Operation?  
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I will have to go back to that location soon to check, but it probably was for the "AC Electric Service" or maybe the heating system, which may be a oil burner.


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#104337 - 02/04/03 03:54 PM Re: Emergency Shutoff Still in Operation?  
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Is this connected to a shunt trip main?

if so, many gas stations would have similar EM disco's.....



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