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Re: Western Electric: What is This Device?

Scott Dorsey (
3 Jan 2005 14:09:36 -0500

David B. Horvath, CCP <> wrote:

> My brother moved into a new house and I was helping him with some
> wiring and plumbing. Attached to one wall was a Western Electric
> device that was really weird. It consisted of a square box with an
> old style house fuse (round, with the box marked 0.3 AMP) that had a
> regular AC plug on one side and an electric motor on the other.

This is a motor-generator set that produces a 1 KHz tone.

What it was used for, I have no idea. But the other components may be
a clue.



"C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."

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