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Accession number 1995.5
Object ID 1995.5.5
Object Name Ammeter
Collection Object/Artifact Collection
Date ca. 1900
Description Portable Ammeter, inscribed "AMMETER FOR ALTERNATING OR DIRECT CURRENT". Manufactured by Stanley Electric Manufacturing Co., patented 4/9/1895.
Board of Transportation calibration tag dated 2/2/50. Measured line current in amperes.
Ammeter, hot wire type, in an oak case with light varnish; IRT property plate made of brass with inscriptions and serial numbers on front of case; ventilation holes and push button brass latch on case top; broken leather handle remains attached to top; stenciled inscriptions and green plastic tape with raised numerical inscriptions attached to top; hinged cover; cover with silver stenciled inscription and a black background; Board of Transportation calibration tag glued to underside of cover; cut glass pane over paper indication panel with manufacturer's mark and patent date; curved ruled measure with numerical inscriptions in intervals of 0.2 with a range from 0 to 3.0.; back with perforated metal ventilation screen; each side has one brown celluloid capped contact; left side with brass knob (function unknown); yellow painted inscriptions on left side, possibly a NYCT unit number.
Manufacturer Stanley Electric Manufacturing Co.
Maker Stanley Electric Manufacturing Co.
Maker's Role Manufacturer
Place of Origin Pittsfield, MA
Dimension Details 8-in. OH x 8 1/4-in. OW x 4 1/2-in. OD
Material Wood/Glass/Paper/Bakelite
People/Corporations Stanley Electric Manufacturing Co.
Subjects Subways--New York (State)--New York
Subways--Electric equipment--New York (State)--New York.
Search Terms Ammeter, Portable
Number of images 2.0