Post by mikeymeter on Aug 24, 2018 14:59:52 GMT -5
Shown is a Type FI Fluid Meter Integrator. It was manufactured by General Electric for the Bailey Meter Co. Looks like a GE I-14 watt hour meter, but it has a solid copper load wheel and an electromagnet that possibly would act as a damper magnet, which means it would have to be supplied with a DC voltage for a steady magnet field, thus providing braking action upon the load wheel. If anyone out there in TV Land knows anything about this meter, then please reply. www.insulators.info/pictures/?id=385424330
Last Edit: Aug 24, 2018 17:27:37 GMT -5 by mikeymeter
Post by mikeymeter on Sept 1, 2018 11:35:37 GMT -5
They look like the normal GE I-14 or I-16 terminals, but the coil assembly inside the meter is different. I've done some extensive research on this meter, but can not find any information. The disc inside the meter is made of copper and is quite thick, so I'm thinking it may operate like some sort of synchronous motor. I wired it up and placed a load on the meter using only a 100 watt incandescent lamp. The meter made a humming noise, but that's all, no motion or anything. It may need specialized equipment for proper operation.
Last Edit: Sept 6, 2018 20:00:02 GMT -5 by mikeymeter
Your meter is not an hour meter as I don't see a current rating on the nameplate. I used to have an old Siemens hour meter with an Aluminium ferris disc mechanism. The meter was connected up to 220 Volts and the meter recorded exact hours on the dials.
Many of my meters are turning around on the web.
Have a look on YouTube