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Vintage Coil/Magneto Tester??


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  • 5 weeks later...

Clearly is a very rare and desirable early tester ................

 

 

What people in the know call a gosonta.................

 

It gosonta the shelf shelf in the shop and when you have visitors everyone says .....wow, that’s cool....what is it?

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  Well, it bears a certain resemblance to a commercial rotary gap spark radio transmitter, if so it would be used along with several other esoteric pieces of equipment, including batteries and glass cased condensers. If thats what it is it is a serious piece of gear. 

  Think of mad scientist moving picture depictions.

  Heres a link to some of the tech involved and a pic of a (somewhat) similar rotary thingama- bub. Scroll down about half way.

http://www.arrl.org/files/file/History/History of QST Volume 1 - Technology/Kennedy N4GG.pdf

 

Just tossing it out there.

 

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Obviously Packard used Northeast ignition systems.........so it seems logical that’s its test equipment for one of their products.

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10 hours ago, pkhammer said:

I agree that the 12 points on the wheel may indicate a 12 cylinder engine so Packard could make sense.

 

 

The test panel looks early.....and Packard had a V-12 in 1915......makes sense its for an early Packard system if they used Northeast back then.

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