🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Old Fuse?

Dougie Webb

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This sort of looks like an old fuse - or at least that's the best I can guess. The ends seem to be copper, but the center is what's weird. Solid, heavy metal. Based on how strongly it attracts a magnet, I'd say it's gotta be iron. Never seen a fuse with iron in the middle. Any guesses? Found this near the site of some old homes near me dating back to mid 1800's.

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Sam moser

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It doesn't look like it could ever burn and open up as heavy as the center section looks .

There is some 3 phase power circuits where one of the leggs is grounded . Maybe that is what it is for.

The ones that I have seen grounded used copper pipe.
 
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Dougie Webb

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It doesn't look like it could ever burn and open up as heavy as the center section looks .

There is some 3 phase power circuits where one of the leggs is grounded . Maybe that is what it is for.

The ones that I have seen grounded used copper pipe.
Thanks for the input!
 
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This sort of looks like an old fuse - or at least that's the best I can guess. The ends seem to be copper, but the center is what's weird. Solid, heavy metal. Based on how strongly it attracts a magnet, I'd say it's gotta be iron. Never seen a fuse with iron in the middle. Any guesses? Found this near the site of some old homes near me dating back to mid 1800's.

Thanks as always!

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That looks like a pretty good guess
 
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