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Electronics476 of 559King Kong 60th Anniversary Collector's Setplz help me identify and date plate says "Industrial tool and die works inc."
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Posted 5 years ago


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I love the look of this.
I found it at the dump yesterday and fell inlove with it.
Would anyone know what it was used for ??
I didn't bother cleaning it as I think it looks pretty cool like it is.
Hope you like it n thanks for looking :)

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  1. inky inky, 5 years ago
    Looks almost like a piece of art, and I wouldn't clean it other although would look would look just as great! ...:-)
  2. Phatbuddha Phatbuddha, 5 years ago
    Thanks inky,that's what I Thought.
    if i gave it a quick clean it mite look better but if i Preferred it all dusting and stained it would take a life time to get it back lol.
  3. toolate2 toolate2, 5 years ago
  4. Phatbuddha Phatbuddha, 5 years ago
    Steampunk is all I was looking at for the last half an hour,thats pretty cool stuff, its the First time I've heard of it before.
    And Thanks, it well could be.
  5. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    You are one lucky bugger, you find the coolest stuff!
    Love it as is!
    Appears to be a control panel for a generator/charging system.
    Two wires in from the dynamo/generator, 3 light circuits, 2 wires out to the batteries.
    Could be from an early wind generator?
  6. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
    Do you have a warehouse for all this stuff?
  7. Phatbuddha Phatbuddha, 5 years ago
    Thanks for that walksoftly. The Information I'm getting from your guys is great news :)
  8. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
    Studying it more closely, I think walksoftly may have it or is looking in the right direction. Those 4 wires on the front between the thumb-screws are obviously early type fuses. Maybe some kind of shunt-wound generator.
  9. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    What does it say on the tag above the two holes between the two switches & on the the white object backside of of the panel.
    I think the holes are for a early bulb.
    Some of these panels had a bulb on them.
  10. Phatbuddha Phatbuddha, 5 years ago
    Its a bit hard to read as some of it has worn away,what i can make out it said
    "Han amp" hope this helps
  11. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    I think it's HAND LAMP.
    Here is a link to an old bayonet style plug & right below that you will see a hand lamp.
  12. Phatbuddha Phatbuddha, 5 years ago
    Thanks walksoftly you are good :)
    I get alot of old Electrical stuff at work and sure I could find one. But mite just leave it how it is. Thanks again for your help
  13. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    You're most welcome Pb!
    I don't know about being good, but when I see something that intrigues me I can't stop till I figure it out, could be persistence or OCD. lol
    I wasn't implying that you needed to add to this or change it, I only mention the hand lamp to explain what the receptacle was for.
    Thanks for posting this one it's kept me entertained for hours. :-)

  14. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 4 years ago
    Amazing, thank god your work there. I guess it would have been buried & lost forever.

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