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#27056 - 06/30/03 09:18 PM Old Electric Meters  
txsparky  Offline
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 552
Magnolia,.Texas U.S.A.
I stumbled on this site while searching for something else and thought it was a really neat way to display old meters.
Heres the Main site..

[This message has been edited by txsparky (edited 07-05-2003).]


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#27057 - 06/30/03 10:57 PM Re: Old Electric Meters  
Bill Addiss  Offline
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 3,878
Very Nice!
Operating Meters too.

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#27058 - 06/30/03 11:25 PM Re: Old Electric Meters  
LK  Offline
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,429
New Jersey
We built meter lamps for the guy's going out with all the time spent in wood crafts, tin shop and electric shop I would guess it cost a grand to build these lamps. I notice the price on these lamps would be a better deal.

#27059 - 06/30/03 11:33 PM Re: Old Electric Meters  
ThinkGood  Offline
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,081
Milwaukee, WI
That could be almost as shocking as sitting and watching this [Linked Image]

#27060 - 07/01/03 12:50 AM Re: Old Electric Meters  
Trumpy  Offline

Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,217
SI,New Zealand
My God that is a long string of numbers, it looks more like an International Telephone number, than an actual amount of money. [Linked Image]

Let's face it, these days if you're not young, you're old - Red Green grin

#27061 - 07/01/03 06:40 PM Re: Old Electric Meters  
circuit man  Offline
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 273
guys want check out another site? check out has the history of the electric meter.also i'm a collector of these oldies.

#27062 - 07/01/03 06:58 PM Re: Old Electric Meters  
Trumpy  Offline

Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,217
SI,New Zealand
I must say, I like the shape of the meters used in the US.
I see them on houses in the US, on TV (and here!!) and they readily identify a house as American.
The thing I like in particular is, the fact that you do not need any extra enclosure on the meter(not like our big rectangular boxes that are stuck on walls over here, to cover the meters).

Let's face it, these days if you're not young, you're old - Red Green grin

#27063 - 07/02/03 06:45 AM Re: Old Electric Meters  
pauluk  Offline
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,520
Norfolk, England
You know, this somehow puts me in mind of this thread from a short while ago.

These meter-lamps are far more artistic than that junk that passes for art!

#27064 - 07/03/03 04:43 PM Re: Old Electric Meters  
SvenNYC  Offline
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,691
New York City
Electric meters are beautiful pieces of machinery....ever since I saw my first one when I was five (on the kitchen wall of our first apartment in the States) I've been intrigued with them.

A couple of years ago I bought an old (working and sealed) meter from a meter collector for a few bucks...

I was thinking of hooking it up in series with the lightbulb above my workbench....but this seems like a nicer option!! [Linked Image]

The only thing is he emailed me the "pin-out" of the screw-terminals (what goes to line, what to load), but I lost the email....and the terminals aren't labelled. I don't want to wire it up and only to have it blow up in my face...

Anyone have any idea if these things are standard and what goes where? Thanks!!

(Sorry for the threadjack, Donnie)

#27065 - 07/03/03 04:52 PM Re: Old Electric Meters  
electure  Offline

Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 4,260
Fullerton, CA USA
If you've just got a standard 4 prong 1Ø meter, The 2 top are your lines, and the bottom 2 are loads,
The others, just check them for continuity and you'll find 'em
Hey, I really like this thing a lot,Txsparky! Thanks for sharing it...S

[This message has been edited by electure (edited 07-03-2003).]

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