WW2 1941 Air Ministry Thermo-Ammeter Pear Wood Case

£39.99

1 in stock

Description

WW2 1941 Air Ministry Thermo-Ammeter Pear Wood Case

If you collect militaria, vintage technology and treen then this, WW2 1941 Air Ministry Thermo-Ammeter Pear Wood Case, is made for you! It would also make a very interesting gizmo for display in an office.

This particular one was owned by a ‘Radio Artificer’ (skilled/ inventive craftsman/ mechanic), who was stationed at the RAF Photographic Reconnaissance Unit (PRU) Benson, Oxfordshire, UK, during WW2.

A thermo-ammeter is mainly used for measuring radio-frequency currents. The amperage is measured via a thermocouple, hence the name thermo-ammeter.

The thermo-ammeter, fitting snugly within it’s bespoke Pear Wood case with screw turn lid, is marked as follows:-

WW2 1941 Air Ministry Thermo-Ammeter Pear Wood Case
WW2 1941 Air Ministry Thermo-Ammeter Pear Wood Case
  • It is stamped with the King’s crown and AM (Air Ministry)
  • For Radio Frequency Only
  • The stores reference number “10A/7818” (Miscellaneous Radio Equipment)
  • D198408
  • R=0.43Ω
  • Scale 0-0.5 Amperes
  • Thermo-couple 1941
The meter is in good cosmetic condition but has not been tested.
Pear Wood Case containing the meter:
  • The Pear Wood is in good vintage condition with a few surface scuffs and minor scratches.
  • The bottom of the case is covered in felt.
  • A braided brown lead is attached with a two pin Bakelite 2 Amp plug (made by Contact)

Approximate Size:

  • Height: 6.7cm (2.64″)
  • Diameter: 6.3cm (2.5″)

This is a great little item for collectors of WWII militaria, Treen, and Vintage Technology. Click on the following link for more ideas!

 

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Additional information

Weight 0.76 kg