Switch Board - Army Field

Leigh Electric Company, Manufacturer


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Maker and Role
Leigh Electric Company, Manufacturer
Description
Green wooden oblong box with 4 collapsible folding metal legs. Front panels fold away to reveal switchboard with 12 cords, plugs and switches as well as telephone receiver handset on left. Under the cover is a battery with winding handle on the right hand side. On the back, the panel lifts up to show 29 screw-down connectors.
Other Name
Switchboard BD-72
Media/Materials
Organic/Vegetal/Wood
Processed Material/Metal
Processed Material/Metal/Alloy/Copper Alloy/Brass
Processed Material/Synthetic/Plastic
Signature/Marks and Type
Leigh Electric Co. Illinois Designed at Signal Corps Laboratories Fort Monmouth New Jersey
'SIGNAL CORPS U.S.ARMY // SWITCHBOARD BD-72 // DESIGNED AT SIGNAL CORPS LABORATORIES // FORT MONMOUTH, NEW JERSEY // SERIAL NO. 412 // ORDER NO 8651 - CHI DATE 6-30-38 // MADE BY // LEICH ELECTRIC CO // GENOA ILLINOIS.' Maker's Plate
Accession No
F2009.2004
Credit Line
Leigh Electric Company. Switch Board - Army Field, F2009.2004. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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