Portable Voltmeter, "System Weston / Volt," in wood case; Manufactured by Weston Electrical Instrument Co. Model 45; probably circa late 1890's. Measured line current voltage.
Cedar case with dark finish; wood is cracked in areas and surface is gouged and burned in spots; handle on right side made of cloth electrical cord held together with electrical tape; case with metal manufacturer's plate with inscriptions; case with stenciled and stamped NYCTA related inscriptions on face and side; notably, a NYCTA unit number stenciled in white, painted text over black background; other inscriptions include the unit number in yellow paint on the front side and a stamped roman numeral "V" on case cover.
Voltmeter made of cast iron with faded nickel plating that has pealed away in areas; circular body with raised inscription "System Weston/ Volt" with graphic embellishments and flourish; curved glass pane over paper indication panel with ruled measure and numerical inscriptions; inscriptions in intervals of .2 with a range from 0.2 to 2.6; meter with mirrored line behind indication needle; panel inscribed "Voltmeter Model 45 No. 479".
|Manufacturer||Weston Electrical Instrument Co.|
|Maker||Weston Electrical Instrument Co.|
|Place of Origin||Newark, NJ|
|Dimension Details||4-in. OH x 7 7/8-in. OW x 7 7/8-in. OD|
Weston Electrical Instrument Co.
Subways--New York (State)--New York
Subways--Electric equipment--New York (State)--New York.
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