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Old Sep 13, 2008, 1:06 AM   #1
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I took this shot at a museum in the Black Forest, home of the cuckoo clock. Any body want to venture a guess as to what it is? I never would have figured it out, but I think there might be one or two of you who can. Let me add a hint here. This was built in Germany in the late 1920s. Just prior to that, one was built at the Bell Labs in the US.
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Old Sep 13, 2008, 8:32 AM   #2
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Grandfather of all TVs?
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Old Sep 13, 2008, 8:46 AM   #3
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Ill Guess Maybe Some sort of Transmitter or Receiver. Either radio Or TV


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Old Sep 13, 2008, 9:12 AM   #4
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Ill Guess Maybe Some sort of Transmitter or Receiver. Either radio Or TV


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My guess is some form of low frequencyTRF receiver on the left + tranmitter for similar frequeny in the middle .... that looks like a large LF PA coil.

and on the right ... antenna matching device ???. For what purpose the whole thing is, is a guess at guess. will be very interested to know. Possibly a navigation device.
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I'll give you a hint. This was in a clock museum!!

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Old Sep 13, 2008, 11:46 AM   #6
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Ok, then some sort of Atomic Clock.?????
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Old Sep 13, 2008, 11:50 AM   #7
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Early quartz clock?

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Old Sep 13, 2008, 11:58 AM   #8
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short wave radio?
or how about the one of the first facsimile machines? :bye:
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Old Sep 13, 2008, 3:58 PM   #9
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Tim, you are right. It was one of the first quartz clocks ever made. I had no idea they were invented so long ago. As the picture shows, its no wonder it took so long to get one on a wrist!

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I thought it was the hidden machinery that makes the cuckoo come out and... and... cuckoo?:lol:

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