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Could This Be US Military Ship Radio OR Power Supply Equipment - Please Help ID

Started by Aperfectghost , May 19 2017 04:17 PM

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#1 Aperfectghost

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 04:17 PM

Pick this up at an Estate Sale, person selling this item told me it came of a US Navy ship, but it think its from the Army perhaps.   Could you please help me ID This unit.  This appears to be a type of radio dial, it has a gauge present which as broken glass face panel.   The gauge is a Triplett Model 241-T Amperes R.F   Thermocouple.   It measures 19" inches long x 13 1/4" wide and 7" tall

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 04:25 PM

I also picked this up from the same Sale. PLEASE HELP ME ID THIS?   The person i bought this from told me it appears to be a power supply unit for Military or Navy Radio equipment.  It has 6 transformers present, there are two of them with the name Thordarson present.   It measures 19" inches long x 13" wide and 12 1/4" tall.

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-THORDARSON Manufacturing Co.  Multi Match
Modulation  Transformer  Type: T-21M65   Watts: 300-500

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-Made in USA  THORDARSON Electric Mfg. Co.
Transformer Type: T-61A94

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 04:44 PM

The first one appears to be an antenna tuner.  It's for a powerful transmitter and is rack mounted - I'd say it looks more Navy than Army, but some items were used by both all services.



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 04:50 PM

I'd say the second one is a modulation unit with power supply, used to broadcast audio (without a modulator the transmitter can only broadcast the kind of signal that is used for Morse Code).



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 04:53 PM

The same components would have been used in military and civilian gear back then (I'd say these could from as far back as WWII. Military gear almost always has a name plate, often on the front. Sometimes you can see a shadow and screw holes where one has been removed.



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 05:34 PM

The same components would have been used in military and civilian gear back then (I'd say these could from as far back as WWII. Military gear almost always has a name plate, often on the front. Sometimes you can see a shadow and screw holes where one has been removed.

 

I didnt see any name or info plates, unfortunately so i dont have that info.  Thanks Bob for your help, ive got a few other "help ID" posts too, so if you got time, check those out. This a great site ive learned much, about vintage military gear, i couldn't join the military because of bad knees.



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 07:24 PM

Ditto what Bob wrote, +2, Antennae tuner and modulator (amplifier) for a HF set




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