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:-
- 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)
- Scale 0-0.5 Amperes
- Thermo-couple 1941
- 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)
- Height: 6.7cm (2.64″)
- Diameter: 6.3cm (2.5″)
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