Help a newbee ID some equipment

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  1. v194

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    Some background first:
    This photo was created in 1966 and the item in the photo was assembled from parts believed to be military com stuff. (Someone suggested WW2 Bomber stuff)
    I am trying to identify the buttons and where they were used and ultimately I want to find such parts to recreate the pictured.
    *Note again that the picture is of assembled parts and this stuff may never have appeared together like this.

    I was told N1, N2, and M (for manual) and B (for bomber area) was military. One button reads "0" and one reads "operator" the others just show "I"

    Any help suggestions or advice will be great.

    Thanks

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    That looks like part of a circuit breaker panel. Without more information it would be hard to determine what it really went to and what the switch numbers really mean.
     
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    It does kind of look like a breaker panel, but I am guessing it is part of an early computer. The N1, N2 and M look very familiar, and I recall seeing buttons like those on the old NCR accounting machines. the 4 individual "I" are probably ones. Old computers used 4 bit words, and that would make sense to me. I am digging a bit on this as the old computer guys I have worked with over the years have all retired.
     
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    Thanks guys. Anything you can dig up to ID these will be great!
    As I pointed out this is an assembled piece so the parts could be from different applications. It was created in 1966 so anything dating after that would not be correct. I have this posted on a telephone forum and those guys agree it is not telephone used (operators panel, etc)

    The funny thing is everybody that sees it says exactly what I did initially and that is "It looks so familiar I have seen that somewhere before." I just cant place it.

    Keep in mind I need to ID it so that I can recreate it.
    Comm unit?,
     
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    Anyone else?
     
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    I've made the pic much more sharp.
     

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    Thanks!
    That is much better.
    Hopefully someone can ID these buttons.
     
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    Any suggestions for other forums that I should post to?
     
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