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Old 24th May 2021, 9:43 pm   #1
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Default Estate clear-up: help!

Hi folks

A friend's father has sadly passed away, leaving a LOT of engineering things to dispose of. I have ended up helping, and quite a bit is now here at my house - and I need to get it moving. Things will be FOC, or cheap (with all proceeds to Christian Aid as I tend to do).

1. Cossor 3389 Impedance Bridge. FOC - no idea if it works but it looks mostly there.

2. Large 12v battery charger and two nice analogue meters - as yet untested - FOC

3. Varta 24v 20A battery charger - untested - got a lorry? FOC

4. Odd Zenith 7.5a Variac - like this:

https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...d.php?p=934960

- in an oil-filled can. FOC, as I can't think of a good use for it with such a limited range of output voltage! Please read that thread if this interests you - it is not what you think it is!

I can inspect these things further if there is some interest, and report back for you.

I also have a LOT of fractional horsepower induction motors. I think these will probably sell on ebay eventually, once tested, but if you have a need of one please PM me - mostly single phase but a couple of 3 phase; 700, 1400 and 2800rpm; 1/4hp to 1.5hp; various shaft sizes and footprints. Mostly 'classic' makers like Brook, GEC and BTH. I'll be aiming for prices at the low end of sold prices on ebay, for these - so cheap.

I'll try to add some photos tomorrow. There will be more!

All pickup from Manchester, please, unless you're very keen and want to incentivise me (via CA donation) for packing etc etc!

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Old 24th May 2021, 10:03 pm   #2
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I am interested in the Cossor 3389

I will see if I can arrange collection.

Will PM tomorrow

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Old 24th May 2021, 10:05 pm   #3
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Hi Mark, would love item 2, the large 12v battery charger, would need to be posted, hopefully, Billy G7LER.
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Old 25th May 2021, 1:47 pm   #4
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Mike - I'd be very pleased for you to take the Cossor bridge - when I was looking on here to find out what it was, I noticed you had contributed a thread on one, previously. Let me know about pickup - there's less rush if I have some idea that someone wants things.

I have found local homes this morning for the 12v and 24v battery chargers, items 2 and 3 - thanks Billy for your interest, but it is easier to do this without post where I can.

I'll try a couple of photos later - pressing engagements next.
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Old 25th May 2021, 6:14 pm   #5
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Hi , If the Zenith Variac is in an oil of unknown origin take care as the original owner may have access to, and used , the old dangerous PCB type transformer oil.
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Old 25th May 2021, 7:31 pm   #6
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Thanks Pete. I've made that point to someone who has expressed an interest by PM, but yes, other people might like to note that too. It does not appear to leak, but you can hear it swish about when you shake it - and it is old, with the MOD arrow on the Tufnol top.
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Old 25th May 2021, 9:55 pm   #7
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I think I know a home for the 24v charger. Could pop over the hills next time I'm down in Yorkshire.

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Hi Mark
As per previous discussions, I'm now in the Macclesfield area for a few days.
I have a radio for you from Crea8anet and *may* have a bit of space in the back of my pickup for such other stuff as may be headed southwards (via j2 M42??) ... but please note that currently, I have very little storage space at Nymrod Towers - !!
Will be in touch by phone over the next few days ...
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Old 26th May 2021, 8:36 am   #9
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Thanks Pete. I've made that point to someone who has expressed an interest by PM, but yes, other people might like to note that too. It does not appear to leak, but you can hear it swish about when you shake it - and it is old, with the MOD arrow on the Tufnol top.

Hi both, that was me, on seeing the word 'variac', as I'd like to get hold of one. However, the toxicity risk is a good point and I don't think it's worth taking a chance for me personally, so I'll gracefully bow out. Thanks for responding Mark.
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Old 26th May 2021, 4:44 pm   #10
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Hi Guy - look forward to hearing from you!

All - I was pre-emptive on the battery chargers, perhaps because I am drowning . They don't work, but here's a thread if charging lead-acid batteries is your thing (please!).

https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...21#post1378021
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Interested in motors! I'll pm you
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Old 27th May 2021, 2:58 pm   #12
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Hi folks
I've had a few queries about motors - if there are more it would be good to know what you want in terms of:
1 or 3 ph; hp; rpm; shaft size; and what is it for / are there space restrictions or specific foot-mount locations you prefer (thanks John, you covered the large majority!)

For example - older single phase motors from 1/2hp up tend to be larger for the slower speeds, as they need to make more torque - 2800 rpm motors may still be fairly small for similar power. This matters in terms of whether your machine can fit it, and how much it might cost to post!

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Just to thank Mark, Guy and Dave.

I picked up the 3389 from Dave this evening.

I am hoping to finally get to grips with one of these.

A new thread is in the making I feel

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Old 22nd Jun 2021, 7:27 am   #14
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Great! I'll be interested to see what you do with it. It had been languishing in a damp (OK, wet) shed for a VERY long time. The former owner's daughter might like to see what you do - when you start a thread I'll send her the link Thanks from me to Guy and Dave (again!), too.
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Likewise - glad to finally hand over!
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