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Accession number 2009.33
Object ID 2009.33.316
Object Name Wattmeter
Collection Object/Artifact Collection
Date between 1895 and 1914
Description Thomson Recording Wattmeter. Motor within steel rectangular box spins a rod leading to a turbine in between two large copper blocks. This creates a strong magnetic field.
This scaled down version was used for reading power to trolleys running out of Halsey Substation, BRT SS #1. All of the current coming in to the substation would pass through wattmeter and then ultimately to various breakers. Readings in watthours would be recorded and compared with the powerhouse's coal usage.
Manufacturer General Electric Company
Maker General Electric Company
Maker's Role Manufacturer
Place of Origin Schenectady, NY
Dimension Details 15-in. OH x 10 7/8-in. OW x 6 1/2-in. OD
Material Steel/Brass/Copper
People/Corporations General Electric Company
Subjects Electric substations--New York (State)--New York.
Electricity
Electrical apparatus
Electric streetcars
Search Terms Electrical apparatus
Electricity
Substation/Powerhouse Halsey Substation (BMT)
Operating Agency Brooklyn Rapid Transit (BRT)
Transportation Agency Public Service Commission for the First District
Number of images 1