Object Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Accession number 1995.5
Object ID 1995.5.1.2
Object Name Wattmeter
Collection Object/Artifact Collection
Date 1913
Description Wattmeter inscribed "Weston Portable Wattmeter" "Model 16 No. 3640"; Manufactured by Weston Electrical Instrument Co with Weston inspector's tag dated 5/9/13; patent dates Nov. 11, 1890 - Mar. 22, 1898; square wood case and a hard rubber top with meter and contacts. Measured line current in wattage.
Case with four wood disc feet at base; base is perforated with drilled ventilation holes; case top side with ventilation holes and brass IRT electrical lab property plate; hand written inscription in white paint, "I .ADW-13" above IRT plate; black, hard rubber control panel on top of case; panel features two brass contacts and four contacts with hard rubber caps; all but one contact have a small brass plate with electrical inscriptions mounted above or below; small push button located at panel base with brass mount and celluloid top; raised hard rubber patent plate with engraved patent dates in white; dates range from 1890 too 1898; Manufacturer's plate made of brass with name and inscriptions mounted at panel center; meter with brass plated copper bezel over curved glass pane and paper indication panel; panel with ruled measure and two lines of numerical inscriptions; top line inscription in intervals of 20 with an range from 0 to 240; second line with red inscriptions in intervals of 25 with a range from 0 to 125.

Manufacturer Weston Electrical Instrument Co.
Maker Weston Electrical Instrument Co.
Maker's Role Manufacturer
Place of Origin Newark, NJ
Dimension Details 5-in. OH x 7 1/8-in. OW x 9-in. OD
Material Wood/Paper/Brass/Copper/Rubber/Celluloid
People/Corporations Weston Electrical Instrument Co.
Interborough Rapid Transit Company
Subjects Subways--New York (State)--New York
Subways--Electric equipment--New York (State)--New York.
Search Terms Wattmeter, Portable
Operating Agency Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT)
Number of images 3.0