1930s ACWEECO AVO Photographic Light Exposure Meter
For those of us interested in vintage photography then you can’t go far wrong with this 1930s ACWEECO AVO Photographic Light Exposure Meter. A wonderful piece of photo history!
It is in very good cosmetic condition with some surface scuffs and scratches. As with many of these early photoelectric meters, the selenium cell has possibly degraded over time and currently the device is not light responsive. However, sometimes by dismantling and reseating the selenium cell and connections, operation can be restored: perhaps, a winter evening project for the new owner? We are selling this, assuming that it will be a display item only, at a non-working price.
- AVO Exposure Meter: (Acweeco: Automatic Coil Winder And Electrical Equipment Co. Ltd)
- Meter Type: Photoelectric
- Body: Black with Black Dial
- Film speed: 200 – 5000 H&D
- Shutter speed: 1/2000 – 60s
- Aperture: f1 – f32
- British Patent No. 458546 (dates to 1936 and assigned to Hugh Sutherland Macadie, inventor of the Universal Avometer (AVO: AmpsVoltsOhms) multi-range electrical measurer)
Made in England by
The Automatic Coil Winder And Electrical Equipment Co. Ltd
This was made in the early years of the AVO company when they were based at Winder House. Douglas St. London. SW1: (see the advert below from the 1937 British Journal Almanac Advertisements).
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