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Offline wds

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18 Bar Magneto
« on: August 10, 2015, 07:43:31 AM »
I recently found in my parts pile a 18 bar magneto.  Quite unusual, 6 bars across, 3 deep.  Turned nice and smooth, put out about 100 volts a.c.  Anyone seen one of these before, and know who made this?
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Re: 18 Bar Magneto
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2015, 01:55:00 PM »
Maybe it's not phone related.
I have no idea what it may have been used for though.
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Re: 18 Bar Magneto
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2015, 02:35:58 PM »
It came out of a wood phone, complete with receiver arm and ringer.  Looked like a normal old wood phone box (firewood) until I pulled the magneto out and noticed all the magnets. 
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Re: 18 Bar Magneto
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2015, 02:50:03 PM »
It came out of a wood phone, complete with receiver arm and ringer.  Looked like a normal old wood phone box (firewood) until I pulled the magneto out and noticed all the magnets.

I think I have seen these before, perhaps a Sears&Roebuck catalog phone?

Magnets on generators came in all kinds of shapes, some an inch wide, with two next to each other, and two deep (2x2) and others.

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Re: 18 Bar Magneto
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2015, 07:56:03 AM »
...like a normal old wood phone box (firewood)...

I'm hoping you mean the phone was wrecked? Some people cringe at the thought of a good wooden phone box being thrown away or (gasp!) burned haha!

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Re: 18 Bar Magneto
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2015, 07:59:37 AM »
Oh yeah, it was a mess.  The wood was dry rotted - not even sure it would make good firewood.   I did save all the hardware.  Below is a picture of a few of my wood phones. 
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Re: 18 Bar Magneto
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2015, 02:17:24 PM »
It came out of a wood phone, complete with receiver arm and ringer.  Looked like a normal old wood phone box (firewood) until I pulled the magneto out and noticed all the magnets. 

Maybe someone else could use that firewood.
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