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Can anyone tell me what this is for please???

Post by RedArrow2016 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:24 pm

Can anyone share there wisdom to telling me what this may be? It looks like for a radio but I could be wrong and thanks for all that want to help me in this. Take care and many blessings to you all here on the G.

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Post by RedArrow2016 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:26 pm

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Post by W. Winget » Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:31 am

My SWAG, as there are a Billion pieces of obsolete electric and electronics parts out there from the late 40's to 60's of that particular nature...
Panel mounted, 4 system power switch, the central shaft turns all 4 independent switches (circuits) on and off at once.
Might have application in a radio where they had an amplifier circuit, Audio circuit, pre-amp circuit, light, etc. which needed differing voltages to operate but all turned on at the same time. You could check with a Ohm meter to see if they are closed in one position and open in the other on each sub switch to verify.

Bottom Line: unless someone is rebuilding Radios or other electrical gear, it's a $1.00 box item at the flea market.

Other uses: Wire up your TV, Coffee machine, house light and Smart Phone USB power supply to come on at the twist of one switch VS 4 individual switches.
Hope you find the REAL end use, but that's as close as i can think of one.
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Post by RedArrow2016 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:59 pm

Winget,

Thank you for your response to me on this, and I will continue the journey to finding out the end of this, and that information helped out a lot to me actually and it makes total sense. But I know that someone will go, Hey I need one of these soon! It seems always to happen when I am going through all these millions of World War II parts. But thanks for the time and you take care of yourself.

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Post by Steve Webb » Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:52 am

I don't know either but rating is for low voltage use only 7.5/10 amps and 16/32 volts would not do well with 120 volts connected to it. The ohm meter to see what is open and closed in what order is a good idea.
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Post by RedArrow2016 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:20 am

We seen that it was low voltage too and it seems like we have no clue to what this goes to for we are not experts in radios, but thanks for helping me with this again Steve and I know there is going to be that person that is going to come forward and go where the heck has this piece been I been looking for this for over 40 years. It always happens, but take care and many blessings to you...

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Post by John Neuenburg » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:13 pm

The boys in the motor pool think it's an avity gravity modulator for a high speed rutapeat. One wag said it's a cheap Chinese knockoff because of the reversed text and numbers, which stumped the rest. After all, they are in the motor pool.
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Post by RedArrow2016 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:29 am

Well I found these in a create of parts that were from the 50's letting you know and thanks for letting me know something about this. I mean the motor pool men or boys as you call them might be onto something after all. I have some with the labels that said 1952 on them I believe I would have to go look. And looking at them I do not see a sticker that says or a stamping made in China on them anywhere in case anyone else is wondering...
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Post by W. Winget » Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:47 am

OAK
Been around quite a while: ...the Crystal Lake plant started in 1932 by company founder Edward S. Bessey was the firm`s roots.
http://www.fundinguniverse.com/company- ... c-history/
"The components segment made rotary as well as other switches, controls and components for gas and electric appliances, and frequency crystals, oscillators, and potentiometers. The Harvard Business School Case noted that Oak was the largest U.S. manufacturer of rotary switches in 1980."

Still a multi-million dollar industry today.
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Post by RedArrow2016 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:51 pm

WOW!!

That was a neat piece of history that I did not know thanks for the time to telling me this...
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