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#1 MFDAC OFFLINE  

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Posted July 16, 2015 - 09:24 PM

I thought maybe the jack of all trade folks here might get a kick out of this. Got it off Facebook tonight, a Harbor Freight posting.

 

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Posted July 16, 2015 - 09:29 PM

Most houses only had four screw in fuses in that era . And the two or three way adapters were atrocious .

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Posted July 16, 2015 - 09:39 PM

I find it interesting that he's on a Hiller Yardhand tractor.
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Posted July 16, 2015 - 10:03 PM

This could explain why the power companies and the govt wanted water heaters on separate meters and fuses . To accurately gauge the upward surge in power needed for the " new " age .  And of course the materials needed .

 

Too bad good surge protection couldn't have come along sooner .


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Posted July 17, 2015 - 12:02 AM

I remember my Dad having that electric chainsaw. They stopped making chains for it by the 60s so he had to go to a Homelite. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted July 17, 2015 - 08:43 AM

Cool


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Posted July 17, 2015 - 10:22 AM

I remember my Dad having that electric chainsaw. They stopped making chains for it by the 60s so he had to go to a Homelite. Good Luck, Rick


FYI, Remington makes on now. Cost me less than a tune up for the Husky I had.
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Posted July 17, 2015 - 11:33 AM

Looks like the Dewalt radial arm saw I still have.


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Posted July 17, 2015 - 01:53 PM

What month and year is that time magazine from.
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Posted July 17, 2015 - 02:33 PM

I have a Mall electric chain saw that looks pretty similar to the one in the pic. Heavy beasts.


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Posted July 17, 2015 - 07:00 PM

What month and year is that time magazine from.

Hi Tom, I put the year in the title but not in the post! All it said was 1954, no month was noted I'm afraid---

 

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Posted July 18, 2015 - 06:10 AM

It looks to be August 2nd 1954. Here is another alternative. Printed in Havana, Cuba

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Posted July 18, 2015 - 06:42 PM

I had a short chat with a fellow this morning who still has 60 amp service ( 4 screw in fuses ).

He lives by himself , no children etc .




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