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Stud Field Regulating Rheostat, by Electric Construction Company, English, Early 20th Century

Inventory Number: 65352
Object Type:
Place Created: Wolverhampton England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 2004-9/629
Brief Description: Stud Field Regulating Rheostat in black-painted iron case, with slim narrow vertical perforations on all sides of case. With assorted lacquered brass components and metallic dial upon upper surface. Dial has black-painted brass knob and lever, with 19 brass terminals in a semi-circle formation. Start terminal is marked "RESIS / IN" and end terminal is marked "RESIS / OUT". The dial is slightly worn to reveal brass surface beneath.
Primary Inscriptions: "THE ELETRIC / CONSTRUCTION CO. LTD. / WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND / REGULATING RHEOSTAT / NO. 11765..." printed on maker's plaque upon upper surface of casing. See Documents for full inscriptions.
Provenance: Presented by the Marconi Corporation.
Collection Group: Marconi Collection
Material(s): Brass
steel
iron
metal alloys
enamel/paint

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