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1888 Westinghouse B/L Bulb and Socket

OttoEngineMan

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Ok then, please educate me. Whatzit?.......................................PD
That happens to be a 1881 (2 Wire System) Edison Bergmann Junction Box removed from the Pearl Street Lighting System when it was surfaced after 9/11 to lay new underground cable. You see concrete and rust however inside is a very elaborate set of huge lug terminals and connectors out of brass. This 2 wire cable was a one inch solid brass cable split half mooned down the middle. Piece weighs close to 75lbs..
 

Pete Deets

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I can only say WOW! Thanks for the explanation and lucky you for even being anywhere close to them..............PD
 

OttoEngineMan

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Another of his invention. A shared neutral Plus 110 DC and minus 110 DC to neutral.
So I have a TWO WIRE SYSTEM Junction Box with a partial piece of Conduit protruding out and it is almost double the size in diameter and listen to this. The center wire was a solid 1/1/4 piece of Copper cut right down the middle like two 1/2 moon pieces. Now what I was told from someone is that when Edison devised his 3 wire system that he had cut the cost of the copper wiring by 2/3rds when he went to that huge 2 wire to the 3 wire..
 

OttoEngineMan

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This extremely early and rare Astronomical Regulator with a Gravity Escapement and a 90 day duration was supposedly out of Charles Brush Mansion in Cleveland, Ohio and is the only one to this day known in existence. It is 9ft8 inches tall out of solid burl walnut with perfect original finish . The dial is 18 inches across with a mercury compensated pendulum bob with micro adjustment... B87CE843-7E2D-46BF-A204-2420D3BBD8B8_1_105_c.jpeg711CF61A-3F0B-4C42-83A6-B8E6EC6EEEB9_1_105_c.jpegEFCEE939-888E-4A1C-8269-24F296442CC5_1_105_c.jpegEFCEE939-888E-4A1C-8269-24F296442CC5_1_105_c.jpeg807AF011-4A0E-4FBC-9B5D-E44F9E9937FE_1_105_c.jpeg807AF011-4A0E-4FBC-9B5D-E44F9E9937FE_1_105_c.jpeg97FB3265-3B96-406F-BB82-1EE43DFC81AA_1_105_c.jpeg88C1EB2C-7CEF-4052-9C4E-06687F8209B7_1_105_c.jpeg
 
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