Sign in to follow this  
Aaron65

Old "Mallory" Electrical Component...Any Ideas?

Recommended Posts

After my grandma passed away about 11 years ago, my dad cleaned out her basement and brought home anything automobile related that he thought I might like.  I just got around to bringing most of that stuff home, which wasn't hard, as my mom and dad live about 6 blocks away from me.  :)  Anyway, in the bag was this old electrical component that I can't identify.  I've attached some pictures, so if anyone has any ideas, I'd love to hear them.  Nothing on the piece pivots or moves, in case you were wondering.  

007.JPG

011.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wild guesses would be some kind of coil or electromagnet.  I have never seen anything like it before. Has a teens to 20's look to me. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's definitely a coil.  Delco made many of this general type in the late teens / early 1920's. Then somewhere in the mid 20's the  " normal " cylindrical style took over. 

This one may not necessarily be as old as the 1920's. Mallory liked that design and produced a much more modern version from somewhere in the 1950's all the

way up very recent times.  Your coil may be the early version of Mallory's coil , possibly 1930's - 1940's . Or it may be a replacement for the teen's Delco.

Anyone have a collection of Mallory catalogs ?

 

Greg in Canada

untitledmallory.png

untitledmallory2.png

untitledmallory3.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It certainly looks like the one in your center picture, Greg.  I didn't take a picture of the top side, but it has two connectors there in addition to the two that are visible in my pictures.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It is an automotive coil, not unlike those used through the 1960s, but with leads on the side.

Mallory also promoted High-Tension, higher output for the performance and hot rod market.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Marty Roth said:

It is an automotive coil, not unlike those used through the 1960s, but with leads on the side.

Mallory also promoted High-Tension, higher output for the performance and hot rod market.


here a couple of pics of a somewhat similar coil from our 1927 Chevy Capitol AA

0BF51932-8A9E-4FC6-9751-B1871A9775FB.jpeg

C4319009-0B62-4BA2-82D3-2A67FF8E782D.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks everyone.  I wonder what cars used this coil.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

From the Chalmers section below on two 1918s :

 

 

3B096CBD-A331-4728-AF29-7A46D3FD1828.jpeg

F5F239DF-E467-4DFB-A392-2E6113F1E49B.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this