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An Interesting Rheostat


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Old 07-14-2019, 02:18:14 PM
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Default An Interesting Rheostat

Here is an interesting device which I presume allows one to change voltage to whatever device is plugged into it. The adjustment is made by turning the Gutta Percha black control dial.

Last pic is a little buffer I made from my "White" Dental Lathe, K&D # 9 generator and K&D Rheostat. The generator I believe was driven and used in the electroplating process with the switch controlling the voltage going to the object in the Plating bath. It runs fine as an electric motor on 12 volts. Mainly I just like the looks of it
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Default Re: An interesting Rheostat .

Neat! The little motor looks to me like a toy motor from the period... Nice set up. Love the little rheostat.

Keith
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Default Re: An interesting Rheostat .

Think rheostat was maybe first used as a ceiling fan speed control. Just a feeling though.
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