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Yard sale find. Signal Corp. test unit. WWII??


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#1 rrobertscv

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 06:18 AM

Picked this up Sat. I don't know anything about signal corp items, is this WWII?

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 06:20 AM

it looks like an old volt meter, and the date seems to be March of 45 so I would say yes. Cool item.

#3 Bob Hudson

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 06:47 AM

According to one site:

I-236 Test Unit

Part of TE-50

Neon and Mazda lamp AC and DC voltage check unit used in maintaining teletypewriter equipment, to check the continuity of circuits which may or may not contain a “voltage”.


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Posted 09 June 2008 - 07:12 AM

Yes it is from WWII the orange MFP and date is when the unit was made fungus proof. I have the one also, nice yard sale find.

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 07:33 AM

Yes it is from WWII the orange MFP and date is when the unit was made fungus proof. I have the one also, nice yard sale find.


Question, how did they make something fungus proof, hoping to learn something new? http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/think.gif

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 05:11 AM

Question, how did they make something fungus proof, hoping to learn something new? http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/think.gif

I don't know the process but if you can find one of these I'm sure it will answer your question.

Technical Bulletin, TB SIG 13, 03/07/44.
Moistureproofing and Fungiproofing Signal Corps Equipment, 51 pages.
PB 3857 - BSIR 1(7):239; 01/22/46
Note: With Change 1, 21 February 1945


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