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    Question What is this?

    Anyone care to venture a guess as to what this is? Home was built around 1920's.

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    Default Re: What is this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Dalga View Post
    Anyone care to venture a guess as to what this is? Home was built around 1920's.
    Old telephone equipment.


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    Maybe Mike...but doesn't the wire size look too large (i.e. high voltage) for telephone service?

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    Robert did you follow the wire and see if it went back to the panel?


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    Default Re: What is this?

    No Idea. Old surge protector / lightning protection is my best guess. Looks like high voltage knob and tube coming into it and maybe some kind of fuseable link.


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    vintage transformer?


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    Default Re: What is this?

    telephone or old doorbell system transformer, check for voltage, 24 or 120

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    a device devised by Al Kapone to alert him when the g-men were closing in, you said take a guess ?


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    It appears to be an old telephone equipment. I have seen these in our area. They powered the phone lines in the house.


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    Wink Re: What is this?

    Thanks guys. That's what I thought initially as well (vintage telephone/telegraph equip).

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