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Object Name Instrument, Electrical
Common Name Shunt
Catalog Number 1992.29.12
Date ca. 1900
Material(s) Wood; metal
Dimensions H-2.5 W-6 D-1.125 inches
Description This is an electric shunt, which allows electric currents to pass around another point in the circuit by creating a low resistance path. It has a wood base, with a metal resistor which has two posts and two turn keys.
Notes Used at Kieley Electric Co., Harlan, KY, 1930-78, business records in Manuscripts Collection of KHS Archives.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
Subjects Electrical apparatus
Electrical apparatus industry
Electronic apparatus & appliances
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS