GRS Type K relay:"Orig. Shop Date 9-3-40" "Date 4-17-75"

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Robert Gift

former OL presenter
Glued inside the glass bowl is [ D.& R.G.W. form 4197 ]

Is "Original Shop Date 9-3-40 " the day the relay was placed into inventory?
"Date 4-17-75 " when placed into service 35 years later?

Thank you.
 
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Robert Gift

former OL presenter
GRS Type K DC FLASHING

(o)T(o) relay
Glued inside the glass bowl is a paper tag:

Orig. Shop Date 6-21-39 Date 5-4-73

48 - 50 FPM
Any ideas whathe dates mean?
Thank you.
 

roee

Active Member
(o)T(o) relay
Glued inside the glass bowl is a paper tag:

Orig. Shop Date 6-21-39 Date 5-4-73

48 - 50 FPM
Any ideas whathe dates mean?
Thank you.
6-21-39 - Date it was built
5-4-73 - Last Date it was in a shop and rebuilt
48 - 50 FPM - 48 to 50 Flashes per minute - It's a flasher relay for a grade crossing.
 

Robert Gift

former OL presenter
6-21-39 - Date it was built
5-4-73 - Last Date it was in a shop and rebuilt ...
Thank you.
That is what I was thinking but would the D&RGW knowhen it was built?
It is their label glued inside in 1973.
 
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Rader Sidetrack

New Member
That is what I was thinking but would the D&RGW knowhen it was built?
It is their label glued inside in 1973.
The rebuilder would have had to open the case to rebuild it. Its likely that there was a similar label inside showing the original build date. The rebuilder replaced that label with a new one, showing both dates.

This is just conjecture on my part, of course, as I wasn't there.
:p
 




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