USI 2A2 box of tools and spare parts for airplane generator

Description (Brief):

Service kit for aircraft electrical generator. Hinged wooden box with hinged top, ten compartments. Contents of compartments (clockwise from top left) are: 1) 1 capped oiler, 2 split pins, 9 hex nuts (3 larger, 6 smaller), 6 flat washers, 12 lock washers (6 larger, 6 smaller); 2) 1 sealed bottle of lubricating oil, "45" molded on bottom; 3) 1 double-sided hex wrench; 4) 2 hex-head bolts, 5 slotted cap-head bolts, 1 hex nut, 4 drift pins; 5) 2 pieces of all-thread, 1 all-thread in a rectangular bar, 1 steel bar with 2 holes, 4 brass star plates "9274" (each with a different number of points: 6, 8, 12, and 16, respectively), 1 sheet of sandpaper; 6) 4 carbon brushed with stranded copper leads; 7) 1 slotted cap-head bolt, 1 copper bush on a brass rod with 2 brass hex nuts; 8) 2 rubber bushings, 2 rubber washers; 9) 2 patch cords insulated with braided cloth; 10) empty. Brass label on top: "Trousse Mod le U / Etab TS Gaumont, Paris", stenciled: "USI 2 A2".

Date Made: ca 1917

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: from the United States Bureau of Standards, Dept. of Commerce

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: EM.313514Catalog Number: 313514Accession Number: 188571

Object Name: Miscellaneous Parts, Box ofradio partsradio parts kit

Measurements: overall: 2 1/4 in x 8 1/4 in x 14 in; 5.715 cm x 20.955 cm x 35.56 cm


Record Id: nmah_706020

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