Morse code light signalling box


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Description
Morse code light signalling box. Metal box with copper corners on top of box, long khaki coloured fabric strap attached to either side of box. Box has two compartments which have doors to open from top. Doors covered in fabric on exterior. Left compartment: underside of door has plaque regarding use, extension cord and plug (possibly converted to electricity post war). Right compartment: morse key on inside of lid, instructions about use on lid also.
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Metal/Copper
Processed Material/Textile/Canvas
Processed Material/Metal
Processed Material/Synthetic/Plastic
Signature/Marks and Type
Lamps, signalling daylight, short range Label
'LAMPS, SIGNALLING, DAYLIGHT, SHORT RANGE. LAMP CAN BE USED EITHER (1) ON THE SPIKE AND SPIKE EXTENSION STUCK IN THE GROUND, (2) IN THE HAND IF NECESSARY , OR (3) WITH THE ADAPTOR PROVIDED ON A STANDARD HELIO LAMP.
SIGHTING TUBE : IT IS IMPORTANT TO SEE THAT THE LAMP IS SO ALIGNED THAT THE DISTANCE RECEIVING STATION IS AT THE CENTRE OF THE CROSS SLOTS AND MAINTAINED IN THAT POSITION THE WHOLE TIME SIGNALS ARE BEING SENT.
BULBS : WHEN FITTING A NEW BULB, INSERT WITH THE LOCATING TONGUE ON THE WASHER TO THE FRONT AND PUSH THE STEM RIGHT BACK IN THE SLOT.
BATTERIES : THE CORRECT REPLACEMENT UNIT FOR THIS SET IS 8 " S " CELLS CONNECTED IN SERIES, SCREW UP BOTH TERMINAL NUTS TIGHTLY AND SEE THAT ALL CELL CONNECTORS ARE IN POSITION.
NIGHT SIGNALLING : AN ADJUSTABLE SCREEN IS SUPPLIED FOR REDUCING THE LIGHT AND ONE OF THE COLOUR DISCS SHOULD ALWAYS BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH IT WHEN SIGNALING AT NIGHT UNDER ENEMY OBSERVATION.
KEY CONNECTIONS : USE THE TWO PIN PLUG IN No. 1 SOCKET AS LONG AS THE LIGHT IS GOOD ENOUGH THEN CHANGE TO No. 2 ; THIS WILL GREATLY LENGTHEN THE LIFE OF BULB. USED BULBS AND BATTERIES SHOULD NOT BE REPLACED IN BOX, BUT DISCARDED AND A FRESH SUPPLY OBTAINED. GET A COPY OF DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS 'HOW TO USE THIS SIGNALLING OUTFIT.' KEEP LENS, MIRROR BULB AND FRONT GLASS CLEAN' Inscribed
'GIVE A SERIES OF DASHES INSTEAD OF A STEADY EXPOSURE WHEN CALLING FOR LIGHT OR SHOWING LIGHT. USE THE PLUG IN NO. 1 SOCKET AS LONG AS THE LIGHT IS GOOD ENOUGH, THEN CHANGE TO No. 2 THIS WILL LENGTHEN THE LINE OF BOTH BULB & BATTERY.' Inscribed
Accession No
2006.342
Credit Line
Morse code light signalling box, 2006.342. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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