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Old 26th May 2006, 09:03 AM   #1
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Default Unknown electrical device.

Does anyone recognise this device?
It can be plugged into the mains, and consists of a box with a bulb containing a bit of mercury. It has two big terminals on top, a switch (the red button) and inside two coils and a resistor.
The label says:
Important:
1: Remove the cover, apply the voltage.
2: Remove the safety screw on the left hand side. Push the red start button with a pointed device for one minute.
3: Turn off the voltage. Apply the screw. Wait 15 minutes.
4: Apply the voltage.

The missing part is the cover and the safety screw.

/Hugo
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Old 26th May 2006, 10:45 AM   #2
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Mercury rectifier?
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Old 26th May 2006, 10:48 AM   #3
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sounds to me like some sort of old quack medical device. Maybe it had atachmetns for combing your thinning hair or something at one point.
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Old 26th May 2006, 10:53 AM   #4
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could be a mercury rectifier of some sort, looks a little ont he small side though....
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It's a bi-lateral frammistat.

Or an igniter control.
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Old 26th May 2006, 11:23 AM   #6
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The top part looks like an oil filled capacitor.
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yeah, back when mercury devies contained more than trace amounts of mercury. In old fluorescent bulbs sometimes you can see drops of mercury inside.
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Old 26th May 2006, 12:01 PM   #8
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Google didn’t bring much on the ‘bi-lateral frammistat’ so if you could enlighten us what the otherwise nice sounding term might be…
Doompixie’s drawing looks a bit like what I have.
I’ve made a drawing myself. The upper part is guesswork as it’s a black box.

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Default Frammistat

It is a type of constant volume nepton retarder, often used in older petulizers to prevent overload. Very nostalgic, haven't seen one in years.
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Old 26th May 2006, 12:39 PM   #10
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yup, netlist's drawing makes it look more like a mercury rectifier.. could be anything though, this is all guess work really..lol.
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