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1959 Tweed Fender Champ Fuse Cap

2009 October 18
by Jason Isadore

Patented by Thomas Edison in 1890, a fuse, also know as a sacrificial overcurrent protection device, will protect your amp (or you) from catching fire if you pull too much current from the wall.  Too much current melts the fuse and breaks the circuit.  You can see from the photo below that  the amplifier takes a 2 amp fuse and has a solid looking barrel shaped cap.  I think it is made from the same black phenolic resin as the Chicken Head Knob (Daka-ware) but I’m unsure of the manufacturer.

1959 tweed Fender Champ Fuse Cap and Fuse (2 Amp)

1959 tweed Fender Champ Fuse Cap and Fuse (2 Amp)

1959 tweed Fender Champ Fuse Cap

1959 tweed Fender Champ Fuse Cap
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  1. Setzer permalink
    January 5, 2011

    Hi Jason, the fuse holder was/is made by a company called LITTEL FUSE INC. USA
    When you remove the cap you can see the info on the top of the bayonet. You can actually see it in one of your photos above.
    Thanks for a great site. I’ve learned a lot so far!
    Paul.

  2. January 6, 2011

    Thanks Paul! That’s a great tidbit.

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