Post by boomboxdeluxe on Apr 10, 2011 18:08:37 GMT -5
How rather interesting!!
Inside the meter, instead of having flat load-wheels, this one seems to have two cylindrical drums, which act similarly to load-wheels.
Even the accuracy magnets are upright, with one part inside the 'drum', and the other part on the outside.
It's interesting to see how different manufacturers had different ideas and methods back then, to how everyone make their meters all the same nowadays.
I suppose that was because of Patenting back then. As time went by, and they let the patents lapse, that then allowed other manufacturers to copy other's ideas, thus arriving at the common electromechanical disc meters that we're all familiar with.
Of course, if I really had to point out a manufacturer that made very unique meters until rather recently (unless they're still making them, which I very much doubt) then that award would have to go to Landis & Gyr, because they made wonderful meters like the "Trivector" and "Summator", and Rodalco owns both models!
"If you're putting your meters on a board & all of them don't fit, it's not because you have too many meters...It's because the board is too damned small!"
Also, if it doesn't have a load-wheel & isn't a Sangamo SPA meter, then I'm generally not interested.
I wanna see those LoadWheels spin! Rev them up on video!
Post by mikeymeter on Jun 30, 2018 14:03:18 GMT -5
Shown is a vintage Ft. Wayne Electric Works Type K-3 Induction Watt Hour Meter. Very interesting meter design and works very well. I cleaned up the meter's register, lower jewel bearing, and upper guide bearing.