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Crank for ??

Solved! - Ken VE4HMQ says:
"Used on Teletype M14 tape printers or TRP's to adjust the range finder thru the front of the printer thru an access hole in the cover...
This is a Teletype Corp'n modification kit, it enables Wire Chiefs to adjust the range while testing circuits...
It is a geared linkage set up, and the crank is differently angled to clear the keytops while turning it..."
Teletype Part 83541 -ID from W9DDD - see pdf page 5 here

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AN/URH-2(XN-1) VLF Receiver-Recorder - used to log VLF propagation.

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Western Electric 7B "upside down" test-desk key. It was mounted below the desk (e.g. the 17C toll testboard) with the knob extending above the surface. (AWA Journal vol 32, no 2)

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What is this module?

What is the glass rod for?

A: Delay Line - this is a radar calibration device

The rod looks like glass - might be quartz but it is awful big for that! The "socket" has a single lead that goes to a spring-loaded metallic contact to the center of the rod's base. The top of the rod is spring loaded too. The base of the rod has a ceramic(?) "button" that measures infinite ohms between the silver coated outside ring (ground) and the center contact. IMG_9387.JPG (130635 bytes) IMG_9389.JPG (137646 bytes)
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Bottom view of the rod's "socket"
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Cable for AN/VSQ-2C(V)2 Data Net Radio

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IMG_8688.JPG (920721 bytes) IMG_8690.JPG (989751 bytes) MS27484T10B35S (13 pin)

MS27467T15B18S (18 pin)

PP-18/AR - Q: what was it used for? A: 12vdc to 28vdc converter

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Typewheel tape printer - what is it part of?
I got a quick answer to this one - it is a SIGABA printer mechanism

Looks unused in original crate
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One mounting leg is broken off. 
The broken piece is in the box
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ribbon at top, typewheel in center,
Tape guide and print hammer below.
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The array of solenoids....
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each solenoid raises a pin that can stop
the rotating typewheel
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Strange cover for Teletype M19 - Q: what is it for?
m19-mys.JPG (465459 bytes) A: Ken W7EKB says -
"You have one photo of a "strange cover" for an M-19. I had an exact copy of that at one time. It contained a Model 14 or 15 (?) TTY plus a power supply and a tape punch. It was a "console" setup. The cover is spring-loaded to enable it to be lifted easily. Mine came from the FAA station in Missoula, Montana while I lived there."

CV-2310()/G FSK and DFSK demodulator  -

An NSA item (clues - DFSK, shift freqs, no contract number, & ID tag). Please send me e-mail if you have any more info about this unit

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cv2310-02.jpg (1374279 bytes) Colored cylinders are plug-in filters

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Please send me e-mail if you have any info about this unit.

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Navy Type CG-29859. Also marked S129. Spring return. T-R relay? For what equipment?
ANSWER - thanks to Steve Atnem - is the T-R relay from a TDE

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Gardiner Morse code tape sender - uses Instructograph type tape

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What Receiver is this? Coverage 200kc - 18mc. AC/DC with series filaments? (note two 25L6)
Obviously repainted and with the wrong knobs.

AHA! - US Coast Guard R-138 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-JoBHjeYYM

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What is this? - A: AN/ARC-4

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