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1930s Pifco All In One Pocket meter Voltmeter Ammeter

1930s Pifco All In One Pocket meter Voltmeter Ammeter


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1930s Pifco All In One Pocket meter  Voltmeter Ammeter

This 1920s/ 1930s Pifco All In One Pocket meter Voltmeter Ammeter is a wonderful little device. It has a white Ivorine back with chromed brass surround, and was made for PIFCO, Manchester, UK: it is marked ‘Foreign’.

The unit has not been tested and is being sold as a collectible, for display only. It is in very good cosmetic condition but with a few scuffs and some loss of chrome coating, commensurate with age and use. It is also missing its test leads.

A nice addition to a vintage technology collection or would make a great desk ornament with suitable support: (It is unable to stand upright unaided).

This version even precedes the later British patented 337881 (1930) version with a brown bakelite back. 

The Pifco ‘All in One’ pocket meter measured the following:-

0-40 Milliamps
0-160 Volts (R=4000Ω) high tension
0-8 Volts (R= 200Ω) low tension
Valve Test
Circuit test

A 1.5 Volt battery/cell fits inside the unit (not included).

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Ivorine is an unusual type of plastic made from formaldehyde and casein protein extracted from skimmed milk. It is highly susceptible to moisture and is easily discoloured.

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