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Large Marine Charging Switchboard, by Marconi Company, London, Early 20th Century

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Inventory Number: 49739
Object Type:
Place Created: London United Kingdom (England) Europe
Accession Number: 2004-9/649
Brief Description: Large Marine Charging Switchboard, with voltmeter, mounted upon black-painted ebonite? board with support legs. With multiple springs mounted horizontally upon upper surface. With voltmeter in black-painted metal alloy glass-fronted cylindrical case with half-moon dial marked 0, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 volts. Also with two bulb-shaped lamps mounted on lacquered brass mountings, eight lacquered brass terminals, a double-mounted ebonite? slide switch, and two main control switches (marked Accumulators/Mains and Charge/Discharge respectively) all upon upper surface. With brass maker's plaque.
Primary Inscriptions: "MARCONI'S WIRELESS / TELEGRAPH CO. LTD. / NO. 93283 LONDON" printed on brass maker's plaque upon upper surface. See Documents for full inscriptions.
Provenance: Presented by the Marconi Corporation.
Collection Group: Marconi Collection
Material(s): Ebonite?
metal alloy
glass
brass
assorted metals
paper?
ivorine
Asbestos

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