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I can give a list.

Complete box of Aluminum Wire. Any gauge. Or Multiple boxes of the stuff. This is my priority most of the time. I don't have a clue why. I don't use the stuff. I just collect it.

I am looking for a 1950's fuse box mostly complete. I would consider older wooden fuse boxes.

I have a 1984 kwh meter I would like to find a older 1950's or round socket for.

4 knobs and 4 tubes.

A outlet, lightswitch, and fixture from the K&T era.

Older Kwh meters, Circuit breaker boxes, etc.

Older transformers. Railroad crossing single types.

110 or 220 Volt DC era items.

A large 1 or 2hp Century Repulsion start motor.

A 1950's Shok-Stox solid state electric fence charger. Or anothe Babson Surge Fencer.

High Voltage Powerline Insulators.

Robert
 

1936JDB

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There is almost zero chance I will find any AL wire. Must not have been popular here, only see it in 60's-70's house trailers. I will look out for a decent looking 60a round meter pan. Resi fuse boxes come around now and then. I see plenty with 4 NON60 fuses in pull outs, with several round screw ins. I can try to save one. Plenty of Bulldog fused disconnects. I have a small, single fuse C/H in the garage now. Also a mid 50's? kwhr meter, and some porcelain pole mounted lightning arresters and the bracket....

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1936JDB

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Well..... I don't know. I don't know what any of it is worth. But I've been on a cleaning spree lately. I hate to make you buy it and sell it too, but I guess the easiest way would be for you to tell me what its worth to you, and I'll tell you if I'd miss it too much to sell it for that. ??????
 

turtmaster

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10/03/2019
robert, I have some things that you might be interested in, a ~ 3 ft section of cloth covered romex if I pull it out ( two receptacles a few feet apart in the ceiling of the basement, if not I might be able to cut of maybe a foot near a basement floor joist", some I think maybe partially cloth? covered vintage thhn wire, if I can find it, an old dpst ceramic snap action wall switch made for standard junction box installation, a couple feet of unhealthful wire insulated with what which name rhymes with a vehicle brake manufacturer whose slogan is "the best in brakes" , and maybe if I decide to part with it, a fuse box with a pullout "main" and "range" and 4 screw fuse holders some which have "tamper proof" "fusetat type s" adapters installed. if you would be willing to cover shipping from Wisconsin.

and I may be able to later this summer get you maybe a foot or maybe more of aluminum romex
 

Railroads

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Aways away from you but they are out there. Here is a DC one. http://monterey.craigslist.org/atq/5094441658.html
Damn, I wish I could find a $50 dollar Homelite 1950's DC generator. :salute:

Dad had one when I was just a little boy. I remember the 9HP rope start Briggs and the bullet shaped endbell. The whole thing was red. And very heavy. I reckon it went to scrap about 2000. Had several electrical and mechanical issues. Dad was not too generator savy and screwed up the internal wiring when the generator quit putting out. Even had to use a Delco diode bridge to just get part of it working spitting out DC at 250 volts. :eek:

I think it was both AC and DC output but the AC was screwed. We only ever had DC output.

Robert
 

Frank DeWitt

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12/17/2019
Hi. I have an old Kohler Light Plant, p/n 1521799 and am looking for a fuel pump rebuild kit for it. Can anyone steer me in the right direction? Contact me at destinyforone@gmail.com as I am rarely on Smokstak. Thank you.

Mitch Miller
You might want to try the Kohler list
http://www.smokstak.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=25
but as long as you are here, I assume what is shot is the diaphragm. Mine quit a few years ago. I bought a sheet of Viton about .06 thick and using the old diaphragm as a template, cut it to size. It has worked for 3 years so far.
 

brian thomas

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I did not realize that people collected this stuff . We were going to restore an old farm house . My heath put an end to that . I have a lot of fixtures, switches,sockets, brackets and the like . I even have old zone thermostats with clocks on them . I would like to get rid of this stuff . Any interest ?
 

Frank DeWitt

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12/17/2019
I did not realize that people collected this stuff . We were going to restore an old farm house . My heath put an end to that . I have a lot of fixtures, switches,sockets, brackets and the like . I even have old zone thermostats with clocks on them . I would like to get rid of this stuff . Any interest ?
Yes, Lots and lots of interest, Lets talk.
 

Andrew Mackey

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05/14/2017
Frank - any interest in old 110 VDC tools? I have a drill, sheep shears and other stuff that I used to show with my old Model C light plant.
Andrew
 

Dennis Craft

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07/11/2018
I love it! A wonderful display of electric. As a kid, I was always fascinated by electrical stuff and electricity. Who would know what lied ahead for me; Electrical Engineering. Anyway, your display is wonderful, looks like something I might do. Thanks so much for taking the time to post it.
Regards,
Dennis
 
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