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SIEMENS ELECTRODYNAMOMETER of 1881

An early current meter was the electrodynamometer of 1881.
It was used until the 1920s when it was replaced by the direct reading meter patented by Edward Weston.
The basic principle was laid out in an 1848 paper by Wilhelm Weber (1804-1891)


Used in the early 20th century, the Siemens electrodynamometer, for example, is a form of an electrodynamic ammeter, it has a fixed coil which is surrounded by another coil having its axis at right angles to that of the fixed coil. This second coil is suspended by a number of silk fibres, and to the coil is also attached a spiral spring the other end of which is fastened to a torsion head. If the torsion head is twisted, the suspended coil experiences a torque and is displaced through and angle equal to that of the torsion head.



Bruce Hammond Collection

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  • I have a similar voltmeter with "GPO" on the dial which is on the front, behind very heavy glass, not on top as picture, has heavy brass fittings,

    .......... Frank Davies, Dover, (home of Megger), 12th of February 2015

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