westinghouse ammeter

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Douggie, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. Douggie

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jul 21, 2009
    I have an old westinghouse ammeter. ITs pretty cool. Encased in what looks to be a walnut box. Its in excellent condition.
    ITs model no: 169514
    Pat Pending: Feb 25, 96 and july 11 05.
    Would anyone have an idea of the value of something like this?
  2. someonesdad

    Senior Member

    Jul 7, 2009
    Those are definitely cool instruments, but I doubt they're worth a lot (except perhaps to a collector). They're fairly common on the web, as most folks use digital instruments today.

    One strategy is to look at completed auctions on ebay for similar stuff. It has been a few years since I did a lot of looking on ebay for instrumentation, but I'd hazard a guess that you might be able to get $50 or so if it was in pristine condition; half that for average condition. Ammeters and voltmeters are pretty common, but I'd imagine what would still sell pretty well would be the analog wattmeters. I remember our physics department had a few of them in the 60's made by Weston and they were quite handy.
  3. t_n_k

    AAC Fanatic!

    Mar 6, 2009
    Such things are a reminder of craftsmanship that will inevitably fade from the memory.

    I remember those beautiful AVO multi meters that were so common in my youth. Thy had 'character'.