Rectifier to beat all rectifiers

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Rectifier to beat all rectifiers

Post by IslandPink » Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:46 pm

While searching speaker stuff on LencoHeaven forum ( 15a thread ) I ended up sidetracked into tungar FC supplies, then someone mentioned they had scored a Hexaphase mercury rectifier.
I still don't know if that's what this is ( probably yes ) but tell me if this is not the coolest rectifier anyone could own ?
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Here's one lurking in Belsize Park underground (military) museum :
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It has a rather sinister resemblance to 'Tony Harrison' in the Mighty Boosh, if you ask me....
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Re: Rectifier to beat all rectifiers

Post by Nick » Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:17 pm

Saw one of those in the flesh (or glass) 25 years ago, it was the coolest thing. It was being used as well. The fitting shop in Chester still had the overhead crane from when the local supply was DC, so when they went to AC, the fitted the rectifier to power the crane motor.
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Re: Rectifier to beat all rectifiers

Post by Dave the bass » Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:55 pm

There's summat similar to that in a Museum in Manchester, the one right down by the Canal network junction. IIRC it was this one -> http://msimanchester.org.uk/

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Re: Rectifier to beat all rectifiers

Post by Mike H » Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:05 pm

My flabber has never been so ghasted! :D

Yes dead cool.

Pretty sure someone posted a pic of one a few years ago.
 
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Re: Rectifier to beat all rectifiers

Post by shane » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:18 pm

Busily rectifying the London Underground:

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Re: Rectifier to beat all rectifiers

Post by IslandPink » Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:36 pm

Top notch !

Here is Tony Harrison for comparison :
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Re: Rectifier to beat all rectifiers

Post by Nanook of the North » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:14 pm

Nice rectifier, but........

"This is an outrage"

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Re: Rectifier to beat all rectifiers

Post by IslandPink » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:36 pm

Exactly !
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Re: Rectifier to beat all rectifiers

Post by Nanook of the North » Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:22 pm

Island.....I miss the Boosh.

Tremendous......

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