|Variable capacitor #1 No longer available
This is a three section variable capacitor. Looks like it may have come out of a broadcast radio and appears that the three sections are probably 365 pF each. Quarter inch shaft with an insulted coupler. There is a gear reduction drive that takes almost one rotation to go from minimum to maximum capacitance.
The body of the variable is 3 1/2 inches long, not including the gear reduction drive.
It's been stored in the barn, so needs a good cleaning. The plates are close spaced, but did not see any shorts when checked with ohm meter.
|Variable capacitor #2 No longer available
This is a very nice single section variable capacitor. It was marked by someone else as 17 - 212 pF and shows a date stamp of 8 Juillet 1960. It has ball-bearings on the front drive shaft bearing and what looks like ceramic stator insulators. There are only three stand-off mounting studs, one looks like it had been cut off.
The shaft looks like 8 mm diameter (that's larger than the standard 1/4 inch). The capacitor body is 3 inches long.
Overall, this looks like a high quality part.
|Variable capacitor #3 No longer available
Here is another capacitor, exactly like the one above, however all four of the mounting stand off studs have been cut off and the and the drive shaft has been shortened.
This one has been marked by someone else as 17 - 212 pF and .04 inches plate spacing. The date code is 22 Fevr 1964.
|Dials #1 No longer available
Here are two vernier dials. Both imported from Japan, they are similar, but not identical. They are two inches across.
Both accept 1/4 inch drive shafts.
One of the dials turns smoothly and works good. The second one turns a bit tighter and only rotates to 95 on the dial, instead of 100.
You will get both as a package deal.
|Variable capacitor #4 No longer available
This capacitor has been marked as 200 pF. It has what appears to be a ceramic end piece with the marking "SK". It has an insulated 1/4 inch shaft and three threaded mounting studs.
|Variable capacitor #5 No longer available
This one started out life as a dual section 365 pF variable. However, somewhere in it's past, almost half of the rotor plates on the rear section have been removed. It has ball bearings on the front drive shaft bearing and a 3:1 reduction drive. Close spaced plates.
|Variable capacitor #6 No longer available
This one started out life as a dual section 365 pF variable. However, somewhere in it's past, almost half of the rotor plates on both sections have been removed. It has ball bearings on the front drive shaft bearing and a 3:1 reduction drive. Close spaced plates.
|Variable capacitor #7 No longer available
Hammarlund dual section, marked as 50 pF per section. Quarter inch shaft with mounting nut for panel mounting. Also has metal mounting feet with tapped holes. Ceramic insulator.
Looks like it would work well in the upper HF or VHF spectrum, or as a fine-tune cap on HF.
|Variable capacitor #8 No longer available
Small open frame variable, marked as 40 pF. Has 4:1 planetary reduction drive. Tunes smoothly. Quarter inch shaft.
|Variable capacitor #9 No longer available
Three of these were available.
Johnson P/N 167-427 marked as 30 pF. Nice little caps with ceramic insulation and two threaded mounting studs. Also has provision for panel mounting. Only found one mounting nut. Quarter inch shaft.
|Variable capacitor #10 No longer available
Johnson P/N 301-110 marked as 50 pF. Nice sturdy cap with ceramic insulation on both ends and has provision for panel mounting. Quarter inch shaft.
|Variable capacitor #11 No longer available
Two of these were available.
Small open frame dual section variable. Manufacture stamped as "Alps C01-0127-05". No info on capacitance values, the smaller back section only has 4 plates (2 stator, 2 rotor). Quarter inch shaft. This guy is pretty small.