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Heavy Marbel Panel with crank handle & brass contacts


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Old 02-13-2016, 09:28:06 PM
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Default Heavy Marbel Panel with crank handle & brass contacts

Does anyone know what this is? Its heavy, made of Marble and has brass contacts on the front & coils in the back? Possible a welding switch/handle?
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I'd be inclined to say that it is a manual motor starter for a direct current motor.... Resistance is used to limit armature current to a safe value during acceleration, and is cut out in steps as the motor accelerates.

That's very cool, by the way.

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Default Re: Heavy Marbel Panel with crank handle & brass contacts

Thanks Vanman, I didnt give the measurments but its 18"s wide and 24"s tall and weighs over 50 pounds.
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Since it looks like there were meters mounted on the panel, I'll venture a guess that it's a generator field rheostat and the meters were a voltmeter and an ammeter.
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My opinion is, its an early D.C. Elevator, control.

Marble & Brass equal Art Deco 1920
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Since it looks like there were meters mounted on the panel, I'll venture a guess that it's a generator field rheostat and the meters were a voltmeter and an ammeter.
I agree with this. I have seen 1920 DC Motor starters in use, They had no meters. This looks like it had two meters, and perhaps two switches. (Upper right and upper left.) Also I think the fuse holders on the back point to a generator.

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