[Fwd: What is this thing?]

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Subject: What is this thing?
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 19:31:06 GMT
Reply-To: sword@notasarian-host.net
Organization: SBC http://yahoo.sbc.com
Newsgroups: alt.home.repair

We found this thing in the basement of my daughter's home they just
Can anybody identify what it is?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/23816537@N04/2267656766 /

Re: [Fwd: What is this thing?]
Reed wrote:
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Old style telephone lightning arrestors.

Re: [Fwd: What is this thing?]
Can't say I've seen one before, but the aluminum cans look like
Western Electric capacitors or inductors.  The values and part
numbers are probably stamped on the ends.  With that it shouldn't
take much work to trace out the wiring and tell us what you
have there.

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