world famous bobski mystery thing, pic #256

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by bobski, May 4, 2013.

  1. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    ok. here we have switches. dated 1976. anyone recognize what they are to? lights? oven? anyone know how to run those part numbers? i got a box of them.
     

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  2. dango

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    Looks like an old fashion readiostat or selector switch , one controls amps and RPM's and other ,selector would select function..!

    Does dial click or turn smoothly ? Click would make a function select..!

    Oooops , two wire hook-up makes it RPM , READIOSTAT.!
     
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  3. bobski

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    i'll have to check. i need a knob.
     
  4. bobski

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    ok, you push them in and turn. when you go back to where it started, it pops out.
     
  5. MisterMcCool

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  6. bobski

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    or maybe a stove burner?
     
  7. bobski

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    wheres dango when you need him?!
     
  8. dango

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    Hmmm.? Don't know what happened , lost my reply..! So again..!

    When the knob is pushed in and turned clock-wise , do you feel"spring like tension".?

    Is this device made by Westinghouse..?

    Single loop wiring .? 4 terminals..?

    Back in the day , things. Were biult to last so I think not a mechanical timer , too small for the era.!

    No spring tension felt , I guess a readiostat , RPM , controller.!
     
  9. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    You know , the stove burner control and a readiostat do work very similarly ,
    They both control amount of current flow by resistance, Hmm..?

    Again , a head-ache a come th. ! Eeeek.! :confused: I'm not much help..!

    LOL , I do try..! :D
     
  10. bobski

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    i thinking a stove dial for turning on an electric burner.
    no tick tick tick. it doesnt wind down.
    thus i think its for a burner.
     
  11. dango

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    Keep it coming , even though I find I mostly don,t have a clue , it is very interesting and fun . Old school and love gadgetry..!

    Next ,let us see what else I haven't a clue..! :)
     
  12. DrumJunkie

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    That as the 1sdt thing I thought of when I looked at the pic.I hgave seen some of these back in th eday that you had to push in to turn when on things that you didn't want to move around once set but you needed the smooth turn to get an exact setting.

    Could be for an oven..Those type controls work very much like a rheostat.
     
  13. bobski

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    now the bonus would be to run the numbers and see what oven its for! he has 4 rents and the ovens are still in them!
     
  14. dango

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    I'm seeing big things here Bobski , like perhaps a reality show featuring ..,
    This ole do-hickey appliance repair guy.! Bob Villa , eat yur heart out ..!

    Well , we can test this thingy out ..! We can use my wife's tongue , she is pretty amped right about now , and the theme of your first big show could be (the human ohm meter) with major resistance..! ..:D just kidding , would not want my wife to hurt us..! :D

    Ok the next item..? BRANG it.! :)
     
  15. Pasquanel

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    As you deduced it looks like a rheostat for an electric range or some similar device. One night after a couple of adult beverages a friend and I decided to cook something to eat and forgot about the push in to turn factor, busting a couple of knobs on the wife's new range! Not sure what she got so upset about it was nothing I could not fix for 40 or 50 bucks. :eek:
     
  16. willshoum

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    If you had the knob it would say OVEN........We have one on our gas stove that has the glow plug in the oven to light the gas...........:);)
     
  17. bobski

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    im going with stove/oven switch-knob.