[Boatanchors] FW: Bud Chassis, Thordarson Chokes, Thordarson Plate Transformer

Bill Fuqua wlfuqu00 at uky.edu
Sun Aug 12 21:45:01 EDT 2012

Got the same bad habit. Now need to  do something about it.
Bill wa4lav

At 01:37 AM 8/13/2012 +0000, William Morton wrote:

>Hello All,
>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.
>Best Regards,
> > 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 
> recycling.
> > 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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