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  1. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    I have quite a few different ones now.

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    Whenever I find another one my wife tells me to get over it...
     
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  2. Nanren888

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    Nice one, good condition.
    A collection of what?
    bridges?
    Older equipment?
    Any types you are feeling that you are missing?
     
  3. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    Well, I think it's the start of a collection of old bridges

    Whenever I tell my wife I've found another old bridge... She tells me to get over it.

    This one was hand delivered about 4 months ago to a relative in a town just a little too far away to quickly visit. We finally took a day trip yesterday and picked it up.
     
  4. BobK

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    Hey, I've got an old bridge to sell you! It's in Brooklyn.

    Bob
     
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    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    I've heard about those Brooklyn Bridges. They might be old, originating from the stone age of bridge construction, but you need way too many cables, and the maintenance costs are astronomical.
     
  6. mrgrtt123

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    I can't wait to see more of your collections soon. I am sure that soon your wife will support you with the things that you want to collect.
     
  7. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    Here you go:

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    Sorry about the bad lighting for some of these.
     
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    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    And another one

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    And it's made in Australia!
     
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    Ok, intrigued. What exactly does a "philoscope" do?
    Googling it lead somewhere quite different.
     
  10. hevans1944

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    Some of your box collection appear to be quite well-made. The boxes would pro'ly be worth big bux if you removed the antique electronics stuff and cleaned and polished them.:eek:

    You need to include the part number in the Google string. When you do that, it leads to this page of useful information. It's an RC bridge (one capacitor or inductor at a time, please!) with a "magic eye" tube to indicate when the bridge is balanced. I used to have a similar product assembled from a Heathkit when I was younger. No idea what became of it, and unlike Steve's cases, my Heathkit case wasn't worth saving.
     
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    hevans1944 Hop - AC8NS

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    Very informative link you provided. But, just being old equipment does not qualify it as a boat anchor. The old equipment must also be heavy (like a boat anchor) from being made of one or more large transformers and a steel chassis. If you can lift it using one arm, it probably doesn't qualify as a "boat anchor," although it may be vintage.:D
     
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    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    Yes, I have a few boat anchors, and I don't plan on collecting more. They're just too hard to lift.
     
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    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    I couldn't help myself. These were just too pretty :)

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    A Leeds & Northrup Wheatstone bridge.

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    And a Leeds & Northrup type K-4 Potentiometer.

    The potentiometer is a really marvelous piece of hardware.
     
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    I am so envious! Did the L&N Type K-4 Potentiometer come with a working standard cell?
     
  16. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    I have not had a chance so far to check it in any way other than to gently caress its controls.
     
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