Hi, my daughter found this recently and was wondering what it is. I thought it looked like a knob and tube component, but I’ve never seen a dead end piece like this before. The bottom is (I think) copper. She lives in Ireland. Can anyone tell me? Thanks!!
It looks like an old fuse to me.
that would be my guess as well…but just a guess…
Interesting. Do you know how/where she found it? In the home? Basement? Attic? Garage? Yard?
I have to agree with Tom resembling a ‘fuse’. I’ve never seen anything like it associated with K&T. Tubes and knobe are made from ceramic as they are intended to be insulators. Copper just doesn’t fit the scenario.
Let us know if you find out anymore details.
Thank you! If it is a fuse, I’ve never seen anything like it. She found it in her yard, along with a 1936 penny.
…Hang on, I did find this, perhaps this could be it?
this is what knobs and tubs look like.
Who you calling “tubs”?
Maybe. The overall measurements would help determine that, as well as the lettering/codes/logo on the unit itself as Jr. mentioned.
is it toooooooo early in the wiki to b shizfacd
It could be a type of transformer fuse similar to the one in this pic. Being 6.5 to 7" long makes me think it’s larger than something used for a standard home component.
I’m gonna take a stab in the dark here…
Good eye JJ. Didn’t think about the measuring tape being in centimeters, which would make it roughly 2.75" Thus, it’s a bullet…
It would help if we could see the other end, but it is obsolete, so who cares.
I think it is just an old fuse missing the tip at one end.