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Does Anyone Recognise This Connector Cable?

PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 6:59 pm
by peter scott
Does Anyone Recognise This Connector Cable?

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Thanks,

Peter

Re: Does Anyone Recognise This Connector Cable?

PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 7:36 pm
by Jamie
There were lots of connectors in the 50s and 40s similar to this, all using randomly positioned pins. Different manufacturers used different plugs for their sets. All I can say about it sorry if that's no use. Could be military related though looking at the cloth cable and general bulkiness of the connector body itself?

Re: Does Anyone Recognise This Connector Cable?

PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:39 am
by peter scott
Thanks for replying Jamie. I suspect it belongs to the 30s/40s era and domestic rather than military. Probably connecting HT and LT between separate chassis.

Peter

Re: Does Anyone Recognise This Connector Cable?

PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:57 am
by Brianc
Hi Peter.
I think you're right about domestic - have a look at the Baird T18 data. baird use what seems to be an identical connector in their pre-war range of teles!

Re: Does Anyone Recognise This Connector Cable?

PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 11:44 am
by Cathovisor
That would make it a Carr connector if it is.

Re: Does Anyone Recognise This Connector Cable?

PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:54 pm
by peter scott
Thanks Cath and Brian, I have some schematics for the T18 that show a rectangular 6 pin connector used in various places. I haven't found any photos as such. My one has a seventh pin the same form as the other six but I suspect it's just there for registration as it doesn't appear connected and I'm unable to open up the plugs. I tried web searching for Carr but the nearest I got was Carr-Lane although nothing similar.

Looking closer at the Baird connector the 6 pin grouping is similar but it appears to use a group of 4 smaller diameter pins in a square along with 2 larger diameter pins. The right era and very similar but not the same. Good suggestion though.

Thanks

Peter

Re: Does Anyone Recognise This Connector Cable?

PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 1:41 pm
by Brianc
Here are a couple of T18 pictures thanks to Trevor, Peter. If you ask me, they're the same connectors as you have. The 7th pin, I assume, is for orientation purposes. Waddya think?
Baird T18  2014 009.jpg
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Re: Does Anyone Recognise This Connector Cable?

PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:08 pm
by peter scott
Hi Brian,

Looks spot-on!

I'm guessing this is TNC Trevor.

I'll PM him and tell him you just won him a cable if he wants it :aad

The outer shells in the photos are rather different.

Thanks,

Peter

Re: Does Anyone Recognise This Connector Cable?

PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:53 pm
by Brianc
I'm sure he'll be happy with that, Peter!