vintage piece of electronics?

Discussion in 'OnBoard Electronics & Controls' started by wheresbob, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. wheresbob
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    wheresbob Junior Member

    Hi -
    I am trying to identify this piece of electronics (or what ever it is!). It's not soft like a button or switch. It wasn't wired to anything when I bought the boat, rather it was dangling around near the cockpit. Does anyone have any ideas on what this is? Thanks very much! jt

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  2. Ike
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    Ike Senior Member

    A Button to honk the horn?
     
  3. wheresbob
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    Thanks Ike, but if it's a button to honk the horn, I'd need a sledge hammer to activate it! Maybe it's gotten brittle over the years...
     
  4. rayk
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    The horn itself? A buzzer for some old alarm (gas bilge oil temp)? The rusty screw on the back may be for tuning.
     
  5. dougfrolich
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    That looks like a great way to fasten the leads, Looks alot better than duct tape.
     
  6. Frosty

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    I think its an electric alarm from something. looks like a small horn even has an adjustment on it.

    The wire attachment screws are bit big but if you put a feed to them pos and neg it should beep
     
  7. Bergalia
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    Vintage piece of electronics

    It's one of those Weapons of Mass Distraction...

    As my colleagues suggest - it's what's left of an alarm - the 'front' jpeg shows the 'diaphram'...or 'wobbly bit'. Clean it up and you'll be surprised at the really 'rude' noise it makes.;)
     
  8. wheresbob
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    wheresbob Junior Member

    It's a buzzer... I just put it on a battery and you guys are right again. Thanks for the laughs! jt
     
  9. RCardozo
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    RCardozo RCardozo

    Its the drain plug! Put the damn thing back in!
     

  10. Bergalia
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    Vintage piece of electronics

    Too late RCardozo. Far too late. As Guillermo would say - "He now sleeps with the fishes..."
    Or is that in Italy...Foreign anyway....:D :D :D
     
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