1920s Hand held Pocket Watch Ammeter
This 1920s Hand held Pocket Watch Ammeter is in good condition and is accompanied by its original leather snap clasp storage pouch. Open the back of the pocket watch case and there is the original green braided wire test lead. A wonderful design and alternate use for a pocket watch case!
The face reads “Ampères” and graduates from 0-6. It resembles the generic radio voltmeters made in France/Switzerland during the same time period. It seems likely that the same factory made ammeters for different companies and badged them under several names.
In working condition, this piece of vintage technology would have been carried around in a pocket as a handy tool for the engineer to make a quick (but not necessarily accurate) measurement. It now makes an interesting display item for a vintage engineering tool collector, or a tactile desk ornament. There is some discolouration and surface scuffing commensurate with age and use.
Measures, approximately, 5.5 cm in diameter & 2.2 cm in depth.
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