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Does anyone know what these W.E. handle-switches were used for?




 
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« on: June 18, 2022, 11:14:59 PM »

They seem mechanically substantial. What whould these handles, which look like 'grab bars' have been used for? How interesting!

https://www.icollector.com/Miscellaneous_i45448535
they don't know either apparently. I'm just way too curious.



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« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2022, 01:40:40 PM »

Google western electric CW1054
https://www.google.com/search?q=western+electric+CW+1054&client=firefox-b-1-d&sxsrf=ALiCzsZ4Vxvx8gkY8tPxYnWueWimcr4qIw%3A1655660156276&ei=fF6vYtHEENvNptQP0daUoAY&ved=0ahUKEwjR8u7bhrr4AhXbpokEHVErBWQQ4dUDCA4&uact=5&oq=western+electric+CW+1054&gs_lcp=Cgdnd3Mtd2l6EAM6CAgAEB4QCBANOgUIABCGA0oECEEYAUoECEYYAFC4C1jWWWDJZ2gBcAB4AIABYYgBkgySAQIxOJgBAKABAcABAQ&sclient=gws-wiz

Specifically: https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/western_el_handle_with_push_button_switch_for_cw_936_cw.html
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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2022, 10:32:15 AM »

Very cool. I thought something locomotive-ish, but a ship's wheelhouse will do!
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