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Old 17th Jan 2020, 4:29 pm   #1
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Default Strange box of tricks

I have had this box for years and always assumed it to be telephone related.
However I have never worked out what it really is !
Can anyone tell me ??
Thanks
Edit - just to add ; there looks to have been a label as denoted by 4 holes at the top in the second photo. I had always assumed the slightly blurred/smudged ink stamp to say GPO 47 or something along those lines
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Old 17th Jan 2020, 4:39 pm   #2
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Default Re: Strange box of tricks

It's a telegraph sounder/relay according to this: https://collection.motat.org.nz/objects/5197
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Old 17th Jan 2020, 4:46 pm   #3
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Crikey - that was quick !
Thank you - now I know what it is.
More here : http://www.morsemad.com/sr.htm
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Old 17th Jan 2020, 5:06 pm   #4
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This is the label your unit should have, with its Air Ministry Stores Reference Number.

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Old 17th Jan 2020, 5:08 pm   #5
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That's the early marking, here's the brass label.
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Old 17th Jan 2020, 10:22 pm   #6
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Thanks all for the help and information

Andy - mine must have had the later metal badge, strange that it got removed.
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Old 18th Jan 2020, 10:12 am   #7
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I've come across people who admit to removing a label before selling an item on "because I liked the label". A strangely selfish attitude in my view, but then there's nowt so queer as folk!

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