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Mystery Relay Switch Thing
In the "I can't identify" column, we have this thing here, with two sets of relay driven contacts and some big ass resistors. Does anyone want to hazard a guess? Vin Marshall

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Charge / Discharge Switch
Shocking: I can only assume that this switch was used to charge and discharge giant banks of capacitors with AWESOME results. Vin Marshall

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Rotary Switch
5 separate sets of contacts on a 6 position rotary switch spells some specialized and long forgotten application. I'm not convinced I won't have a need for the same one day, so here it sits. Check out the paper labels on the resistors. Vin Marshall

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Bezel Indicators
Bezel panel indicators for the control panel of that killer robot, before he breaks free of his laboratory confines and becomes an out of control killer robot. Vin Marshall

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Bus Terminators
Bus terminators from a Data General Eclipse (see: Soul of a New Machine, mantra for Electrical Engineers). I can't imagine I'll ever use them, but I wanted to keep some keepsake from the Eclipse, and this was just about the lightest part in there. Vin Marshall

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Panel Meter
I'll have to come out and admit it here; I like to collect panel meters. This one is a little more complicated than the average, with two adjustable upper and lower limit needles. The gauge face reads: Set to 3.5 Volts. Vin Marshall

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Wire Wrapping
Wire Wrapping. The few times I've had to do this, I found it relaxing to do and rather mind-bending to debug. It sure does look neat though. Does anyone still do this? Vin Marshall

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Antique Radio & Switchboard WireRadio & Switchboard cable - Lenz Electric Mfg Co. It came to me in a box of other things that were actually useful. The wire is all right, but the packaging is superb. Vin Marshall