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Report - Post War Valve City - July 2011

Els

Obsessed with BS7671
Regular User
#1
There isn't very much history on this place except to say it was once a POW camp. Most of the buildings are empty except for some which are basically full of old farm junk. I was a bit dubious about hanging around this site; I've no idea what an angry farmer might do if he found me there.

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Hang on, this could be interesting...
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In the background, Barrows, Drum WD Mk4.
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Strowger switch gear, I think.
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Boxes and boxes of paper.
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Handsets by the dozen.
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Some still in their original packaging.
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Valves...
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More valves, crushed underfoot.
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Strange round things made of canvas with a military feel.
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Headsets.
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Type 706 telephone, sans dial.
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Old school radios and TV's.
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On 35mm Superia until further notice.
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Record decks and radios (top right is a Murphy U506).
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Back to digital. Battery charger, radio direction finder volt meters and god knows what else. The "film reel" might be something to do with the canvas round things...
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Close up.
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Radio.
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CRT Tubes.
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CRT from an oscilloscope, I guess, behind is an EMT Rectifier.
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Radios in the farm junk.
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From wiki...
Beryllium oxide is used in many high-performance semiconductor parts for applications such as radio equipment because it has good thermal conductivity while also being a good electrical insulator. BeO is carcinogenic.
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