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Accession number 1999.27
Object ID 1999.27.16.1
Object Name Rheostat
Collection Object/Artifact Collection
Date 1917
Description Rheostat panel removed from Power Substation #11 (IRT) in 1999. Controlled the output voltage of motor-generator set.
Manufactured by General Electric Company, original to the site, circa 1917.
Circular cast iron Rheostat with cast iron frame and three wall mounting feet arrange in a triangular pattern; Manufacturer's plate on frame with inscriptions and possible voltage information, however the plate is rusted and illegible; circular transite panel fits into frame, with two rings of contact points; the outer ring has 25 large points and the inner ring has 26 small contact points; Panel stenciled "1" in white paint.
Manufacturer General Electric Company
Maker General Electric Company
Maker's Role Manufacturer
Place of Origin Schenectady, NY
Dimension Details 1 ft. 1 in. OH x 4 1/2-in. OD x 1 ft. 1/4 in. DM x 3 ft. 2 in. OC
Material Cast iron/Brass/Transite
People/Corporations General Electric Company
Subjects Subways--New York (State)--New York
Subways--Electric equipment--New York (State)--New York.
Rheostat
Search Terms Rheostat
Substation/Powerhouse Substation #11 (IRT)
Operating Agency Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT)
Number of images 2.0