I have absolutely no idea what this is? has anybody ever seen something like this? the house was from 1940. With all the bad wiring i found its a miracle the hosue hasn’t burned down.
Telephone lightning resistor and spark gap.
I worked as a tech for ATT for 10 Years. Mike is correct. It is a lightning protector for a phone line
I like mike… He knows his stuff :))
You learn something new everyday.
Yup, see those frequently here in old BalTeeMore!
I worked for Western Electric, a sub for At&t, in the early 80’s.
I’ll never forget Blue, Orange, Green, Brown, Slate
White, Red, Black, Purple!
There are many old homes around here that still use POTS and have these devices.
Haven’t heard that use for while