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    What is this?

    Science Tech found this on the shelf. It says 'Postbox' on it, has Patent No 642049, made by W & J George & Becker Ltd, seems to have like Marconi type things at the bottom.

    But we want to know what its for.........
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    Improvements relating to socketed electrical contacts - United Kingdom Patent GB642049 relates to the sockets used.

    Are the two front bit keys for (morse) code entry?

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    Looks a bit like a wheatstone bridge type device.

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    Some sort of telegraph device?

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    The start of your new project: a steampunk Street Fighter 2 arcade cabinet.

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    Maybe a resistance decade box?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete View Post
    Improvements relating to socketed electrical contacts - United Kingdom Patent GB642049 relates to the sockets used.

    Are the two front bit keys for (morse) code entry?
    Yes it is

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    a few quid on eBay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disaster View Post
    a few quid on eBay?
    More than a few quid.

    ~€85

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    More than a few quid.

    ~€85
    There is one on ebay?

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    I thought the equipment I work with was old but even we've moved on from Morse Code!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quackers View Post
    There is one on ebay?
    Not exact, but I've seen something similar.

    After second look... not so similar.

    Same patent number, but they have no clue what it is either.


    I tried searching for 13479 [the number at the bottom] but that's not getting anything either.

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    Looks like a Wheatstone Bridge.

    Testers

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