Strange contraption?? That .01 Capacitor, was manufactured by A H Hunt Limited of England. Which possibly tells us this strange unit /s were also possibly made in England. Possibly for Military or Aviation purposes??? As for the WRIGHT name, that could also be related to The Curtiss Wright Company, who were and also and still are very heavily into Militaty Defence Systems and Aviation.
Make a post to UK Vintage Radio (it’s Free) maybe someone there can help identify it for you.