Beauty of old electrical and measuring things, etc.

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Completed and mounted photos to follow.
Here we go. The completed and mounted Western Electric Telephone:
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Western Electric and Kellogg telephones together:
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lookin' awesome :smile:
 
Hi, most isolated transformers being sold now use the shell type design due to more efficiency.. but I want to take hold of one using core design (at least 500VA) for collection (not to use it).. do you know where I can still buy core designed isolation transformer (I don't want to build it as I don't have the time to do it and not hobby to build things)?

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... do you know where I can still buy core designed isolation transformer (I don't want to build it as I don't have the time to do it and not hobby to build things)?
I don't know but I'll keep an eye opened for you. If you do happen to find one, please post a picture. :approve:
 

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Beauty of hardware doesn't just come from it's appearance but also it's functionality.
Here's a good example of this. I picked up these reference tubes from ebay.
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Now I can trust my Hastings VT-5AB vacuum gauge numbers.
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I don't know but I'll keep an eye opened for you. If you do happen to find one, please post a picture. :approve:
I bought a 500VA Isolation Transformer for research and study (in my country, all transformers are autotransfomers being only 1/5 the cost of the IT) but found out it was shell type which is more efficient. But I want a core type for collection.

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Don, as you can see by my 65 Mustang I am an old car guy. One thing you may not know is, if you have old hard rubber items, say headphone covers, wipe them generously with lacquer thinner to soften them. It works great on old rubber car parts, like window seals that are no longer available. Afterwards, Armorall helps keep them soft. Phosphoric acid works great on old rusty metal...but don't drop an old Rare 40 Ford rearview mirror in it overnight...next morning glass is all that is left.
 
Don, I forgot...Pot metal is not safe around phosphoric acid...which I learned the hard way.
 
Be a day or two to get them all powdered and rouged for the camera.
"Powdered and rouged"...todays youngsters have no idea what you are talking about. At 75 I do! Somewhere I may still have a "belly-button Brownie"...remember those? Back in the early 50's my Dad and I were on a trip where he returned from the bathroom laughing so hard he was choking on his tobacco chew. I asked what was so funny, and he told me someone had taken the Kodak counter ad-sign that said "Film for your Brownie"...and placed over the toilet paper roll. We both laughed for a 100 miles.
 

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Don, as you can see by my 65 Mustang I am an old car guy. One thing you may not know is, if you have old hard rubber items, say headphone covers, wipe them generously with lacquer thinner to soften them. It works great on old rubber car parts, like window seals that are no longer available. Afterwards, Armorall helps keep them soft. Phosphoric acid works great on old rusty metal...but don't drop an old Rare 40 Ford rearview mirror in it overnight...next morning glass is all that is left.
Don, I forgot...Pot metal is not safe around phosphoric acid...which I learned the hard way.
Thanks Charlie. I'll certainly keep these in mind. :thumbup:
 

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Don, I don't know where you live, but if it is anywhere near Detroit, this may interest you .....

https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/63022552

a bunch of older Motorola test gear for sale


Dave
Wow Dave. That's some good looking test equipment. Thanks for thinking of me. Unfortunately I live west of Kansas City, so it would be a fairly long drive for this old man.
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That and it's really cold this winter. :oldcry:
 

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Thanks for thinking of me.

you're welcome :smile:


That and it's really cold this winter.
one of the hottest summers on record for parts of Australia It's been dreadful
So many days over 40C (104F) so far. the hottest in my area has been 43C
the record is 52C (125F) in northern South Australia State .... just crazy
 

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Here's a photo of my vacuum system, made of old stuff, doing a pump-down. Here, the beauty is in "system's" reliability. After hundreds of pump-downs, never a component failure.

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I was given a B&K Tube Tester panel that was covered with dryed mud. After lots of cleaning I built a wooden box frame for mounting the tube tester on. Here are a couple pictures of this old beauty from around 1959.

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The thing works very well so I'll be putting it to good use.
 

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