Anyone know what this is ?

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  1. jptinc

    jptinc john Subscriber

    I bought it in a thrift store for $3.00.
    IMG_7015.JPG IMG_7017.JPG It's well made and was packed with care in a box. Seems like it was originally $35.00..
     

     

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  2. Tim64

    Tim64 Super Member

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    No but it's pretty cool.
     
  3. markn2wae

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    A high frequency traveling wave tube or oscillator?
    Any markings on the box?

    Mark T. :music:
     
  4. OMGCat!

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    Couldn't tell you but those are some beefy leads. Must be able to pass a lot of current.
     
  5. audiodummy

    audiodummy Active Member

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    My guess: homemade artwork...

    Though better pictures would be helpful.
     
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  6. avionic

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    That don't look like any TWT I've ever seen.

    This is a TWT.. And I've seen , replaced and aligned many in electronic warfare RF amplifiers. ie radar jamming systems AN/ALQ-135
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  7. sKiZo

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    Ah. I see you've found my interphasic compensator!

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    ... or is that a duolitic converter? I always get the two confused ...
     
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  8. slimecity

    slimecity Super Member

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    A Tesla Trans-optimator.

    Chuck a few thousand volts at it to get DIY fireballs
     
  9. Grenadeslio

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    It's the new improved as seen on tv hand held☆ Flux Capacitor, just $19.99, and if you act now you get a second Flux Capacitor free, just additional shipping and handling, so don't miss this deal, quantities are limited.



    The hand held Flux Capacitor is improved to be used without the requirement of a Delorian, but must have the ability to run 88mph.
     
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  10. BillWojo

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    I assume the tube ends at the little cap at the end of the glass. The part with the slot is an added base. So that looks like another connection as well.
    Not sure what it is but it looks like it was built to deal with substantial power. Somebody will figure it out. If not, submit a post to one of the antique radio forums. But please, let us know.

    BillWojo
     
  11. Beatnik

    Beatnik What's this ?

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    Says right on the box, it's a radio resistor icon. Keeps out evil radio signals, some worship those.
     

     

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  12. Watthour

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    ...Or the ONLY available replacement part for an interocitor.
     
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  13. sKiZo

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    Don't forget to add a fuse ... your choice of sizes available!

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  14. Grenadeslio

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    The lineup is incomplete without the 22 hornet.

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  15. Watthour

    Watthour Electron Rancher - JS3600

    You're not using nearly large enough fuses:

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  16. Pio1980

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    It's "Hornay".
    Hiacynth Bucket ("Bokay")
     
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  17. sKiZo

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    If it stays hornay for more than four hours, tell it to go see a doctor ...
     
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  18. jptinc

    jptinc john Subscriber

    No the box it came said nothing.
    Nope no markings on the box, but the box i came in could with stand a 4 food drop test and survive.
     
  19. Goldie99

    Goldie99 Well-Known Member

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    Any chance of a better photo of the business end ?
     
  20. jptinc

    jptinc john Subscriber

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