Ayrton & Perry Voltmeter, 1883-1890

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Ayrton & Perry Voltmeter, 1883-1890

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Artifact

Voltmeter

Date Made

1883-1890

Summary

Companies that generated and distributed electrical power in the late 1800s needed equipment to monitor and measure output. Apparatus used in scientific laboratories proved insufficient. Electrical engineers needed robust, rugged, and portable instruments that they could read quickly without performing complex calculations. William Ayrton and John Perry developed this direct reading voltmeter among other measuring instruments for the new industry.

Object ID

00.721.31

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Thomas A. Edison.

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Not on exhibit to the public.

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Ayrton & Perry Voltmeter, 1883-1890

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