Edison General Electric Company Edison System Ampere Meter, 1889-1892

Summary

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, companies that supplied electricity to consumers needed a variety of instruments to regulate and monitor electrical output. These instruments were vital to the operation of power stations and needed to be accurate and rugged. Ammeters--used to measure the current in a circuit--could be found on switchboards or connected to motors and generators.

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, companies that supplied electricity to consumers needed a variety of instruments to regulate and monitor electrical output. These instruments were vital to the operation of power stations and needed to be accurate and rugged. Ammeters--used to measure the current in a circuit--could be found on switchboards or connected to motors and generators.

Artifact

Ammeter

Date Made

1889-1892

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

00.1781.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Metal
Wood (Plant material)
Glass (Material)

Color

Brown
Gold (Color)
Gray (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 11.5 in

Width: 9.25 in

Length: 4 in

Weight: 12.14 lb

Inscriptions

on glass cover: EDISON/ SYSTEM./ AMPERE METER./ EDISON GENERAL ELECTRIC CO./ MFRS./ NEW YORK. on paper label inside: AMPERES/.../ EDISON GENERAL ELECTRIC CO. PATENTED. SCHENECTADY NY

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