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Old 28th Dec 2021, 11:08 pm   #1
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I am a retired electrical contractor with a large collection of old switches, sockets, fuse foxes, motor starters etc and many supplier catalogues dating back to the 1930s. I would like to make contact with anyone else on this forum with a similar interest. Thank you.
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Old 29th Dec 2021, 6:56 pm   #2
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Default Re: Vintage electrical installation items

Hello and welcome. I also collect electrical fittings and switchgear of all kinds, with a particular interest in theatre lighting controls and the equipment of cinemas.

Do you have a favourite era and/or manufacturer?
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Old 29th Dec 2021, 8:27 pm   #3
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Theatre lighting controls are something I also find somewhat interesting, the Pavilion Theatre in Weymouth has their original Strand System PR controller on display.

https://www.theatrecrafts.com/bhc/eq...rand-system-pr
https://www.theatrecrafts.com/pages/...hibits/?id=317
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Yes Hello and Welcome.

Like most Forum members we all have our areas of interest, Mine (our) is the restoration of a 1963 BBC Television Outside Broadcast Van. (Google MCR21)

We need to find a few items in the vintage electrical category. Two Ventaxia domestic fan speed controllers are high on the list! The part number may be LOTEL CF59V, and two are needed.

We are looking for the exact type to be historically correct.

Also sought, and harder to find, is the fan itself. These are military ones from the 1950s this one is a 240v AC. version, many were 24V DC ones.

On the catalogue front a period Ventaxia (1963) one would be good to add to the records.

There is a LONG list of wants at http://mcr21.org.uk/get-involved/wish-list/

Very best regards, Brian For the Broadcast Television Technology Trust
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