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    Default does anyone know what this is ? old vintage ???

    does any body know what this is ?

    the info ( may not be totally correct ) is :

    amalgamated -------- ( australia ) sydney nsw ..and the number seems to be , maybe : b54392


















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    It's Amalgamated Wireless Australasia (AWA)

    Not sure of the device, but likely part of broadcast equipment, possibly a filter/transformer for an aerial.

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    Yep, AWA ...could probably divine equipment purpose if we could see the top panel/knob markings ~ I have a hunch it's a high power radio transmitter valve tester...

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    The large insulated post do suggest it's designed for high power.

    Yes, more detailed pics of the top controls would help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtv View Post
    The large insulated post do suggest it's designed for high power.

    Yes, more detailed pics of the top controls would help.
    here is pic of top ,


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    AHA its a hi pot tester designed to test high voltage insulators on 12kv switch gear and transformer equipment the black insulators are Bakelite output terminals ,the two on the top are for connecting a variac to supply the input . Be careful with it as some of these were filled with pcb oil and its carcinogenic originally they were used with purified veg oil but if it smells like a lemon you have big problems trying to get rid of it . In the sixtys there was a ship with a incinerator built into it from Sweden it used to be the only way to get rid of pcb,s burning it off between voyages from country to country , Back in those days we had to collect the caps out of fluros and they were stored by the power authorities until the ship arrived then delivered to it . Dunno what happens now the tranny is capable of 50kv and could handle a flash over with a very loud BANG when we used them we had to put up fishing nets on wooden poles to keep people out , no metal allowed . I used one at tom price in western aust to find faults on the hv trailing cables ,( #.7.3kv 3 phase 120 amps )for the shovels and drills ( Marion and p&h and Bucyrus Erie) lots of fun for killing rats , they never knew what hit them lol
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    Yeah, don't sit on it .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by hinekadon View Post
    AHA its a hi pot tester designed to test high voltage insulators on 12kv switch gear and transformer equipment the black insulators are Bakelite output terminals ,the two on the top are for connecting a variac to supply the input . Be careful with it as some of these were filled with pcb oil and its carcinogenic originally they were used with purified veg oil but if it smells like a lemon you have big problems trying to get rid of it . In the sixtys there was a ship with a incinerator built into it from Sweden it used to be the only way to get rid of pcb,s burning it off between voyages from country to country , Back in those days we had to collect the caps out of fluros and they were stored by the power authorities until the ship arrived then delivered to it . Dunno what happens now the tranny is capable of 50kv and could handle a flash over with a very loud BANG when we used them we had to put up fishing nets on wooden poles to keep people out , no metal allowed . I used one at tom price in western aust to find faults on the hv trailing cables ,( #.7.3kv 3 phase 120 amps )for the shovels and drills ( Marion and p&h and Bucyrus Erie) lots of fun for killing rats , they never knew what hit them lol



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