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Accession number 1999.27
Object ID 1999.27.57.1
Object Name Knob, Electrical Panel
Collection Object/Artifact Collection
Date ca. 1917
Description Knob and shaft from Field Transfer Switch Panel removed from Power Substation # 11 (IRT) in 1999. Numerical inscription on knob corresponds to the R-5 Rotary converter the knob controlled. Possibly manufactured by Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company.

Wood knob painted black and worn with use; knob face with stenciled numerical inscription "1" in white paint; Metal indication arrow with white painted tip attached to knob back; metal shaft extends out from knob back center; shaft with threaded tip to connect with internal components of the field transfer panel.
Manufacturer Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company
Maker Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company
Maker's Role Manufacturer
Dimension Details 4" OH x 2 1/2" OW 1' 4 1/2" OL
Material Wood/Metal
People/Corporations Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company
Subjects Subways--New York (State)--New York
Subways--History.
Subways--Electric equipment--New York (State)--New York.
Electric substations--New York (State)--New York.
Electrical apparatus
Rotary converters
Search Terms Knob, Electrical Panel
Substations
Rotary Converter
Substation/Powerhouse Substation #11 (IRT)
Operating Agency Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT)
Number of images 1