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Offline trlrprkboy  
#1 Posted : 06 January 2011 23:16:41(UTC)
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Can you identify this item and it's period?

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The underside has a wood bottom.

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Offline kimballthurlow  
#2 Posted : 07 January 2011 00:59:05(UTC)
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Looks like the chassis for an old wireless set.

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Offline river6109  
#3 Posted : 07 January 2011 02:01:08(UTC)
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Looks like remains from Alcatraz prison, prisoners who have been on death row, slept on this electric bed frame.

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Offline trlrprkboy  
#4 Posted : 07 January 2011 02:03:05(UTC)
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Quote:
Looks like remains from Alcatraz prison, prisoners who have been on death row, slept on this electric bed frame.

John


LOL
Offline CCS800KrokHunter3  
#5 Posted : 07 January 2011 02:06:12(UTC)
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trlrprkboy wrote:
Can you identify this item and it's period?


The underside has a wood bottom.

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Power distribution board of some sort. Probably homemade.

Paul
Offline pedrolive  
#6 Posted : 07 January 2011 02:07:43(UTC)
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Pre-war but is it Marklin?
Offline kimballthurlow  
#7 Posted : 07 January 2011 02:09:27(UTC)
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What?
The Franco-Prussian War?

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Offline CCS800KrokHunter3  
#8 Posted : 07 January 2011 03:27:09(UTC)
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pedrolive wrote:
Pre-war but is it Marklin?


Definitely not something Marklin produced. Possibly Marklin wiring, but almost all small-gauge wiring looked like that in the 1930s-1940s.

Paul
Offline river6109  
#9 Posted : 07 January 2011 03:53:36(UTC)
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Looks to be more than "homemade" but why are the 2 metal parts not paralell and have 2 different hole sizes ?

Could it be 220 volts ?

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Offline trlrprkboy  
#10 Posted : 07 January 2011 04:09:22(UTC)
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well one of the bars have come loose on this piece. The other one is exactly the same, but the bars are parallel. Same wood bottom and same maroon frame.
Offline trlrprkboy  
#11 Posted : 07 January 2011 04:17:29(UTC)
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This is the part that throws me off. The wiring is the same.

I have this unused piece of wiring with the same pattern on the cloth wire.


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but then again the design matches up with the wiring to these same period Kibri buildings.
Offline DaleSchultz  
#12 Posted : 07 January 2011 05:22:11(UTC)
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I will guess that this is a generic light bulb holder - to accept lights of varying diameter - and with contacts on either side. place the box in a house, push light in as far as it goes....
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Offline Markus Schild  
#13 Posted : 08 January 2011 17:24:24(UTC)
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Hi,

It is an electrical distributor made by KIBRI, Germany. I found this boxed example on a toy-market near the Stuttgart Airport today. It has also holes for the smaller 00-gauge plugs, so I would estimate it made in the late 1930s.

Looking at the sketch on the top of the box everybody understands the function. "D.R.G.M Ges. Gesch." stands for a patented design protected by law.

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Regards

Markus
Offline Ranjit  
#14 Posted : 08 January 2011 17:59:18(UTC)
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An amazing find, Markus!

Cheers,
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Offline TrainIride  
#15 Posted : 08 January 2011 18:20:04(UTC)
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