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

Inventory Number: 65352

Date: Early 20th Century

Maker Details: Signed by Electric Construction Co. Ltd.

Inscription: "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.

Size: 285 mm (height) x 285 mm (length) x 200 mm (depth) [maximum dimensions]

Materials: Brass, steel, iron, metal alloys

Other Given Number(s): Science Museum Loan 1959-210.


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.

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