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Accession number 1997.7
Object ID 1997.7.3
Object Name Milliammeter
Collection Object/Artifact Collection
Date between 1954 and 1963
Description Portable Milliammeter in black Bakelite frame housed in black metal casing. Measures line current in milliamperes.
Bottom of case has broken off from rest of object; contacts are connected to cords with 1/4-inch plugs, wrapped in masking tape; meter face under glass pane; curved ruled measure with numerical inscriptions in intervals of 10 with a range from 0 to 25; meter with mirrored line behind indication needle; face with manufacturer's name, model and serial number; handpainted inscriptions reading "OPEN /+" and "CLOSE /-" on top and front.
Manufacturer Weston Electrical Instrument Co.
Maker Weston Electrical Instrument Co.
Maker's Role Manufacturer
Place of Origin Newark, NJ
Dimension Details 4 1/8-in. OH x 4 3/4-in. OW x 4 1/4-in. OD
Material Glass/Metal/Bakelite
People/Corporations Weston Electrical Instrument Co.
Subjects Subways--New York (State)--New York
Subways--Electric equipment--New York (State)--New York.
Milliammeter, Portable
Ammeters
Meters
Electrical apparatus
Electric wiring
Search Terms Milliammeter, Portable
Substation/Powerhouse 53rd Street Bldg & Central Substation (IND)
Operating Agency Independent System (IND)
Transportation Agency New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA)
Number of images 1