[Boatanchors] FW: Bud Chassis, Thordarson Chokes, Thordarson Plate Transformer
wlfuqu00 at uky.edu
Sun Aug 12 21:45:01 EDT 2012
Got the same bad habit. Now need to do something about it.
At 01:37 AM 8/13/2012 +0000, William Morton wrote:
>Other priorities got in the way yesterday. Thus the Thordarson
>transformers and Bud chassis parts are still available
>If you live in or near the St Paul / Minneapolis area, you can give me a
>call and we can make arrangements to meet. If you do want to try
>shipping, the two choke transformers ought to fit in a Medium Flat Rate
>Box so the ship cost would be on the order of $12. I think the shipping
>cost for the 19P60 transformer would be prohibitive.
>Thanks for the kind responses I have received - I agree the transformers
>ought to be used, but they are doing nobody any good by sitting in my garage.
> > From: w_b_morton at hotmail.com
> > To: boatanchors at puck.nether.net
> > Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2012 00:50:53 +0000
> > Subject: [Boatanchors] Bud Chassis, Thordarson
> Chokes, Thordarson Plate Transformer
> > Hello All,
> > I have a habit of buying things that looks neat, that I really don't
> need, and then taking them apart. Normally the stuff is basically junk
> but this last item deserves a last chance at life before I send it to
> > The item is an old power supply built on a Bud chassis. It had 2
> mercury rectifier tubes (Taylor 866), a large plate transformer, 2
> chokes, 1 2.5V transformer, and a large transformer of unknown
> pedigree. This was taken apart as the Aerovox oil capacitors were both
> starting to leak.
> > The Bud chassis is taken apart for storage purposes. The front panel
> is 12 1/4" high, 19" wide, has 4 evenly-spaced slots on the left and
> right sides for rack mounting. The front panel had 3 holes drilled in
> it: power switch, light jewel, rotary switch. The base is 3 1/16" high,
> 17 1/8" wide and 12" deep. There are several holes drilled in the base
> for filter caps, transformer feed-throughs, etc, but has plenty of real
> estate left for something new. There are also 2 side gusset panels for
> bracing the front panel. It could definitely use a good cleaning but the
> black wrinkle finish is surprisingly good considering it was an orphan in
> someone's garage for many years.
> > The Thordarson transformers are (reference Thordarson Catalog 400C
> Fall-Winter '38 - '39):1. 19C43 12H choke, 300mA,
> 105DCR2. 19C36 5-20H swinging choke, 300mA, 105
> DCR3. 19P60 1875-0-1875, 1560-0-1560, 300mA
> > The transformers are in good shape but dusty. No rust-through or
> anything like that.
> > Anyone interested in purchasing any of it? I would prefer to meet in
> the St. Paul / Minneapolis area rather than ship any of this. I am sure
> the shipping would be expensive... I think $30 for each transformer is
> reasonable and whoever purchases a transformer first can have the Bud
> chassis if they wish. If anyone wants the Taylor tubes, they can pick
> them up as well. They are not in operating condition although they could
> be washed up for display purposes.
> > While not wanting to pressure anyone, I will say my next run to the
> scrap yard is Saturday morning. Hopefully there is a use for some or all
> of this.
> > Best Regards,
> > William
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