I stumbled on this site while searching for something else and thought it was a really neat way to display old meters. http://www.classicmeters.com/thumbs.html Heres the Main site..http://www.classicmeters.com/index.html
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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.
Re: Old Electric Meters#27059 06/30/0310:33 PM06/30/0310:33 PM
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).
Re: Old Electric Meters#27063 07/02/0305:45 AM07/02/0305:45 AM
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!!
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)
Re: Old Electric Meters#27065 07/03/0303:52 PM07/03/0303:52 PM
Sven, 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
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