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    Synchro Generator?

    Picked this up with some training grenades this weekend, no idea what it goes to. Any ideas? Haven't decided whether to break the seal and open it or not.
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    Inside the tin will be a thing that looks like a motor.

    Synchro Generators were used in old control systems for transmitting position information.

    This one was probably used in US Navy fire control systems.

    I was working on a ship about 20 years ago and we had a problem with the gyro data transmitter. I was sent a couple of these tins from the beach and used one to fix the unit. It had been in the tin for 40 years and worked perfectly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by US-Subs View Post
    Picked this up with some training grenades this weekend, no idea what it goes to. Any ideas? Haven't decided whether to break the seal and open it or not.
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    ..........Open it Jeff!!
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    They are visually quite boring and worth more sealed in a can.

    There are several on ebay if you want to see what is inside the tin.
    Last edited by glevum; 17th June 2019 at 09:22 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peteblight View Post
    ..........Open it Jeff!!
    Pete, if you come over in Sept you can open it then.
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    We’ll be over! Just working the details!
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    not again Pete?
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    You're welcome to come along Chris!
    All dug or live ordnance shown in my posts is under EOD control and has been or will be dealt with accordingly by EOD personnel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    not again Pete?
    It’ll be the 4th time!
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