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Jim

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Re: Telegraph Reader
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2019, 07:23:20 pm »
As always Lenn....pretty cool mate!
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Re: Telegraph Reader
« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2019, 10:05:31 am »
Got the new key on today so it`s done, have a neat one coming that is said to have come out of the RR station in Big Springs TX.
It even has a battery eliminator on it.
Also have a sounder and key coming.


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Re: Telegraph Reader
« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2019, 01:41:57 pm »
Looks great Lenn!

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Re: Telegraph Reader
« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2019, 02:25:23 pm »
Thanks Charlie.
This is a replica resonator box we made for the key and sounder that`s coming in a few days, they would wedge a tobacco can behind the sounder so it would make a different sound so the rr guy could tell which sounder was getting a message.



 here`s a video showing one in use at 1:28

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3_O4IPz7Cs

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Re: Telegraph Reader
« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2019, 11:35:49 am »
Today we made a key for the new sounder that`s should be here Sunday.




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Re: Telegraph Reader
« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2019, 12:58:56 pm »
Decided to put the home made key on the home made machine.



Video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_Yw0FnY5eU

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Re: Telegraph Reader
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2019, 10:26:47 am »
Got the new sounder today, works great.  :)



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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L53oyCbo61E

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Re: Telegraph Reader
« Reply #22 on: July 21, 2019, 06:36:36 am »
People don't know it but they are still in use.
I love thatr retro tech that never breaks down like electronics do.

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Re: Telegraph Reader
« Reply #23 on: July 21, 2019, 07:05:58 am »
that's pretty neat Lenn.
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Re: Telegraph Reader
« Reply #24 on: July 21, 2019, 11:37:46 am »
Thanks Petri and Bruce, the one that came out of a RR depot in Big Springs TX should be here tomorrow Scott should know of that place.

Today we made a wooden Key.




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Re: Telegraph Reader
« Reply #25 on: July 21, 2019, 05:39:28 pm »
This is an awesome thread, Lenn...!!!


You are a mechanical genius!


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Re: Telegraph Reader
« Reply #26 on: July 22, 2019, 10:15:33 am »
Thanks Gil  :)

Got the telly that came from RR depot in Big Springs TX, very cool indeed.



video
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Re: Telegraph Reader
« Reply #27 on: July 22, 2019, 11:51:49 am »
Nice set-up for sure .... I've never seen a Battery Eliminator either, but assume it must be some form of capacitor.

Who manufactured that sounder .... Wunel or something like that?

Are there any T&P markings on either the sounder or the key?

You ought to have some good fun with that one and your other set-up, you could string wires out to the shed and have a dinner call communicator!  ;c)

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Re: Telegraph Reader
« Reply #28 on: July 22, 2019, 12:10:29 pm »
Thanks Daniel, the tag on the sounder says, W.V Tel. Co.
The batt eliminator says made by the Schauer machine Co.
Cincinnati Ohio.

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Re: Telegraph Reader
« Reply #29 on: July 31, 2019, 12:39:46 pm »
Picked up a main line sounder and put it in the resonator.



Mounted two sounder on this board to look like they would be wired into the main line




 

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