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Hello,
I'm sorry, if I made my question in wrong thread. But I want to know how much I can get for this transformer
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That from all appearances is a Variack transformer.
Or at least that is what we called them.
The name in Dutch seems to name it an electro project transformer.
They were used for electrical experimental projects.
Most were adjustable in the voltage.
From the badging this one has multiple outputs.
I had one many years ago, but it was variable.
I doubt you will find one in today's world and if you did no one would have much use for it.
As for value....I doubt it has any, but there is always a buyer in the back room.
The last time I used mine was when a dog kept pulling my trash out of the can and making a mess.
I asked the neighbor to keep his dog at home.
I put a wire to the lid and one to a small steel plate on the floor.
I fused it for 1/2 amp and left it overnight then allowed the Variack to teach him to refrain from the activity.
One lesson as he touched his nose to the lid was all it took.
Sounds crewel, but I picked up trash many a morning until I had enough.
I was awakened from the ruckus of him leaving the next morning.
That was in the early 70's.
 

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That from all appearances is a Variack transformer.
Or at least that is what we called them.
The name in Dutch seems to name it an electro project transformer.
They were used for electrical experimental projects.
Most were adjustable in the voltage.
From the badging this one has multiple outputs.
I had one many years ago, but it was variable.
I doubt you will find one in today's world and if you did no one would have much use for it.
As for value....I doubt it has any, but there is always a buyer in the back room.
The last time I used mine was when a dog kept pulling my trash out of the can and making a mess.
I asked the neighbor to keep his dog at home.
I put a wire to the lid and one to a small steel plate on the floor.
I fused it for 1/2 amp and left it overnight then allowed the Variack to teach him to refrain from the activity.
One lesson as he touched his nose to the lid was all it took.
Sounds crewel, but I picked up trash many a morning until I had enough.
I was awakened from the ruckus of him leaving the next morning.
That was in the early 70's.
Oh, I thought that it could have price for museums... Because year of manufacture is 1960 And I can't find it anywhere on the internet.
 

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You might sell it to the local recycle company of scrap.
Geesh! You think made in 1960 is antique?
I think I was 19 when this was made.
Museum! Humph!
 

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in another 5 years it will be antique...
try posting it on ebay is the best bet.
but the shipping will be killer!
you never know on some of the old stuff...
 

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Boat anchor for small fishing boat. Museum? I remember using those. 'course, I also remember troubleshooting a board down to a discreet component and replacing it. When I first went to school to become a technician, the space race was going on, we had to pass a course in soldering where the completed joints were weighed. Sloppy soldering meant additional pounds to be lifted into orbit and obscene amounts of rocket fuel being expended. Maybe I belong in a museum. :)
 

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Good Grief! Maybe we belong in a museum.
 

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No, we belong on forums giving good advice to posters who only want to hear their "half fast" ideas to do something cheap, illegal, and dangerous is the way to go. Wonder if that's the reason they never come back? :)
 
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