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What do you think came after these ceramic devices, bakealite?
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A lot of engineering in a real small space for when they were made.
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"Vintage"? Yep! A whole plant full of it! Most of it is still in service, too.

These pictures have taken a long road to get here, so I have no idea what size they will end up being.

An Allis-Chalmers 2400 volt. Not sure if it's properly a disconnect, or a circuit breaker?




And an LA-600. Same MCC.



Remnants of an old starter. I couldn't get into the buckets of any of the energized ones, because the latches take a special touch to open when they're live.



Fun fact: any time the line side of the starter is live, those two bolts on the front of the frame are energized! I found that out the hard way....


For those who may not have seen one, this starter works by pulling up instead of in.



The line side is near the bottom, the load contacts are there near the top of the photo, and the armature coil is right out in front. They tapped one of the phases for control voltage. I don't remember exactly what it was, but it was well over the 120 that I was expecting!

Last, and hopefully best, is this beast:






An old GE air circuit breaker. Still in service, just tripped right now, because the air compressor it was powering burned it's motor up.

Downstream of this is a soft-start unit that's less than ten years old.
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