I recently picked up this Lincoln AC225 welder for a hundred bucks off of Craigslist.
It was able to strike a spark, the selector knob turned freely, it came with a newer,longer power cord, the leads were 50' long and in good shape, and the roll-around cart with a place to hang those long leads was a nice addition.
So far, so good.
I get it home to do a teardown so that I can wirebrush all the electrical contacts, repaint the old, nasty cabinet and do a general cleanup of the interior when I find these in back...
I have no idea what these things are for. I checked, and they were not connected to any power source whatsoever. In fact, the bases were only attached by a couple of screws each thru the metal case so I removed both items to reduce weight.
I wanted to post a pic on here and see what might come up for an explanation. I can't seem to find a date of manufacture for the 'Tombstone' either, perhaps,I can be pointed in the right direction for it? BTW, the serial number is 6304 001 if that helps.
I'll post another pic of the welder when I get it completed, but for now any help identifying the mystery parts would be very appreciated.