Triplett Model 666-H-H V-A-O meter
|In January 2009 I
saw on an Internet trading place, a photo of a meter of which the logo
on the instrument looked familiar. Indeed, it was a Triplett! I made an
offer to the owner and to my surprise the instrument was mine. The
second surprise came when it was delivered. It looked beautifully and
the original test leads were included!
So now I own 1 Triplett meter, type 666-H-H and as every collection starts with one object, a new collection is born.
A couple of months later no. 2 made it's appearance: model 630.
|This meter is remarkably well
kept. Not a single crack to be seen. Beautiful engraved text. The
instrument is in working order. Do not ask about precision. This meter
with a usable sensitivity of 1000 Ohms/Volt does not give a good reading
when repairing modern silicon stuff. But isn't she a beauty?
|So in Germany was a
representative for Triplett meters, called Ate. Probably after World War
Question: was this particular meter built by Bendix?
|The interior. It has a wired
circuit board. Hand wired resistors. It looks like new.
The only thing that is missing is the battery clip. I had to remove that due to a leaking battery that had been growing around the clip for many years. On the bottom of the board two rivets can be seen where the clip was attached.
|Surprise number two: it came
with the original test leads! Observe the unusual plugs. A funny thing
is that the red lead is in perfect condition and the black lead is
totally decayed. The insulation of that one is completely hardened en
All the same: this will look good in my showcase!
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