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P00234   NMAH Catalog Number 1987.0487.137
 
TI number: P00234
Photo Available Control, Fry Pan - This is an early electric fry pan (skillet) control designed and manufactured by control products. It was introduced in 1963.

This patented control uses a TI rod and tube thermostat. Customers included Sunbeam, General Electric and West Bend. Both the rod and tube thermostat and the fry pan application are covered by TI patents.

Summary comment by: Ralph Doseher.

P00232   NMAH Catalog Number 1987.0487.169
 
TI number: P00232
Photo Available Thermostat, Room Air Conditioner - These room air conditioner thermostats by Control Products are from the 1972-3 period and have bimetal control elements.

One of the units is an engineering sample, the other is one of the first production units.

Summary comment by: Ralph Dosher.

P00232   NMAH Catalog Number 1987.0487.170
 
TI number: P00232
Photo Available Thermostat, Room Air Conditioner - These room air conditioner thermostats by Control Products are from the 1972-3 period and have bimetal control elements.

One of the units is an engineering sample, the other is one of the first production units.

Summary comment by: Ralph Dosher.

P00235   NMAH Catalog Number 1987.0487.174
 
TI number: P00235
Photo Available Thermostat, Refrigerator - The item is a refrigerator thermostat made by Control Products for use in the defrost cycle and ice maker. It was built in the early 1970's.

A Klixon snap-action bimetallic disc is the actuating element. The principal customers were General Electric and Whirlpool.

Summary comment by: Ralph Dosher.



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