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I am kind of guessing, but it looks like some kind of old odometer/trip meter. Maybe it talks to your speed log?
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Re: What is it and what does it do?

Probably the most valuable piece of trick. Loran. circa 1963?
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Re: What is it and what does it do?

Datamarine A-181 log control panel - records trip and total distance

found this online by searchong for DATAMARINE LORAN...

Datamarine A 181 Log Control Panel Records Trip and Total Distance | eBay


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That makes sense, those numbers didn't look like any td's I've seen.
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Thank You CVAT!!!! Yep This thing is clearly an older model of the instrument you provided the ebay link to!
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Re: What is it and what does it do?

It's the control for radio wave seeking mines still out there waiting for a homing signal!!

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It's extremely cool, and I hope you don't remove it.

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Re: What is it and what does it do?

Find a technology incubator in your area and they can steer you to someone who makes panels for electronic equipment and you can get it repainted with the original labeling.

You might also try a trophy shop where they make plaques.

The big deal is that you'll have to leave the panel so you probably want somewhere that does their work in-house or at least locally.

Either silkscreen or engrave & fill will look great.

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Re: What is it and what does it do?

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Datamarine A-181 log control panel - records trip and total distance

found this online by searchong for DATAMARINE LORAN...

Datamarine A 181 Log Control Panel Records Trip and Total Distance | eBay
Yep. I have one. Still works just fine after 30 years.

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