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Stroll Down Memory Lane

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Stroll Down Memory Lane
« on: August 01, 2015, 04:06:AM »
If you've been in the maintenance field for a while, you've seen some cool mechanical and electronic gadgets along the way. Many of these have been replaced by better technology.

Take a stroll down memory lane and reminisce about obsolete mechanisms and obsolete electronics. Post some pictures if you have them. They could be industrial machinery or products that have long been retired or any vintage industrial products that are still alive and kicking.

Look forward to seeing and hearing about anything vintage from industry or machinery...
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Re: Stroll Down Memory Lane
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2015, 06:04:AM »
If you've been in the maintenance field for a while, you've seen some cool mechanical and electronic gadgets along the way. Many of these have been replaced by better technology.

Take a stroll down memory lane and reminisce about obsolete mechanisms and obsolete electronics. Post some pictures if you have them. They could be industrial machinery or products that have long been retired or any vintage industrial products that are still alive and kicking.

Look forward to seeing and hearing about anything vintage from industry or machinery...

Wow, great idea... I'm going to see if I can find any snapshots of obsolete stuff from work. We will probably see some interesting submissions here.
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Re: Stroll Down Memory Lane
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2015, 05:28:AM »
Electromatic Octal Timers

I'm not sure how vintage or obsolete these Electromatic timers are... but here goes. These are some obsolete octal timers from Electromatic. I have seen hundreds of these throughout my career. I haven't searched for these part numbers lately so I don't know if they are still around, but at one time these were my timers of choice.



The were specifically called S-System timers, the SB125 was a delay on release (or off timer), the SB205 was an interval timers, and the SB225 was a recycler (or repeat timer). I don't have the part number handy for the on-delay version.

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Re: Stroll Down Memory Lane
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2015, 03:25:PM »
Alright, here's an old Burr Brown keypad that we still use. I guess this is an obsolete HMI keypad...



This technology is long gone but we're still using these and they still work. I'll probably have to upgrade when my last one goes south.
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Re: Stroll Down Memory Lane
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2015, 04:33:AM »
Thanks for the pictures you guys. I have worked with the Electromatic timers and with the Burr Brown keypads so it's funny to see both of them.

Everyone else, keep the pictures coming. We're looking for obsolete industrial components that have come and gone throughout the years.
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Re: Stroll Down Memory Lane
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2016, 04:09:AM »
Here is a classic timing relay that I'm having trouble replacing. I believe it lasted for about 30 years. They don't make 'em like this anymore...


Re: Stroll Down Memory Lane
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2016, 03:52:AM »
Classic industrial electronics rule, they don't make things like they used to. Some of these older components have character when you look at them now.

Re: Stroll Down Memory Lane
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2016, 04:21:AM »
Here's another classic just for conversation, a solid state interval timer




Re: Stroll Down Memory Lane
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2017, 06:01:AM »
This vintage industrial stuff is awesome. I work in a plant where vintage industrial electronics are still a part of every day activities. Some of the best electronics is the old electronics.

Re: Stroll Down Memory Lane
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2017, 09:37:PM »
Here are some classics I thought I'd share:

Here's an Amerite Delay Relay:




Here's a Red Line Timing Relay:



Here's a Raytheon Vacuum Tube:



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Re: Stroll Down Memory Lane
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2017, 08:06:PM »
This is some cool old industrial swag. I was never really involved with the vacuum tubes but I always thought they were cool. Hoping to see some more vintage industrial swag posted here. If I had some pics handy, I would put some stuff here. I've have plenty outdated industrial electronics in my shop.

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