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Lord Kelvin's Multicellular Voltmeter, by Kelvin Bottomley & Baird Ltd, Britain, 1920s

Inventory Number: 47607

47607-1t 47607-2t 47607-4t 47607-3t 47607-5t

Date: 1920s

Maker Details: Signed by Kelvin Bottomley & Baird Ltd.

Inscription: "KELVIN BOTTOMLEY & BAIRD LTD. ..." printed on vertical surface of multiplier. See Documents for other inscriptions.

Size: 365 x 265 x 300 mm (carrying case)

Materials: Teak, glass, steel, bakelite, ebonite, brass, iron.

Other Given Number(s): Christie's 155.


Lord Kelvin's Multicellular Voltmeter, with crinkle-black finish upon steel tripod base. In teak carrying case with interior baize-lining, and iron handle. With half-moon, glass display, non-linear scale for Volts (scale 0-120), and vertically mounted voltmeter multiplier on ebonite surface with bakelite knobs. With bakelite dials marked Zero and Clamp, on upper surface. With brass maker's plaque, and spirit level.

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