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Mercury Arc Rectifier Unit
Object ID1721
Date1947-01-01
Works No
Accession NoIF:2006:102
StatusWorking
Category Ancilliaries
Collection IDInternal Fire Core Collection
Made ByBritish Thomson-Houston
Made InRugby
DescriptionBTH 600 amp/200v mercury arc rectifier
LocationPower Hall 2 switchboard room
ConditionUnrestored
History
2010-02-18

From the Alcan plant at Newport, used on a large rolling mill to drive a DC motor