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I had these given yesterday

voltage tester.jpg multi.jpg

I've never seen a voltage detector like this before, instructions say 'FEB 1979, made in England' (you see that anymore)

Multi-meter is made by Keithley, i think it was made in the USA
 

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There's actually nothing wrong with either of them, the second one is a Mega tester as well by the looks of it.
 
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Thanks for the info sparks1973,

Hi marvo, i knew there wasn't anything wrong with them cos i used them today. i'm gonna put them in my collection.

I take it the wiggy was a popular model then??
 
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Thanks for the info sparks1973,

Hi marvo, i knew there wasn't anything wrong with them cos i used them today. i'm gonna put them in my collection.

I take it the wiggy was a popular model then??
well at one time they were really the only thing for checking for voltages and safe iso....by all acounts their virtually indestructable n all......lol.....i think they date to just after the 1st world war.....but they made em continually up until quite recently....i think shipyards liked em...before they went onto john drummonds....
 
There's actually nothing wrong with either of them, the second one is a Mega tester as well by the looks of it.
I think you may find that tester may not comply to GS38 being a few decades old!!
Fingerguards on probes, 2-4mm tips yada,yada......
 
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Hi Landril, the shrouds are retractable but there aren't any finger guards as you said
 
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ther`l be 2 scales on it...red...and blue....the red is for AC voltages...the blue for DC voltages....
 
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basically all it is ...is a plunger on a spring with an electro-magnet..(think electric doorbell).....so as the magnetic force overcomes the tension of the spring....so the plunger moves..and shows a voltage on the scale....the higher the voltage..the more the plunger is moved....thus showing a higher voltage...seemples..
 
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I cant believe its in such good condition, the box it damaged but it still has its instruction with it. The multimeter is in a leather case, they've been well looked after.
 
Good old Square D testers, they were an improvement over the test lamps we used to have. You could feel the body vibrate when voltage present so didn't have to be in a position to read the scale
 
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I found one brand new in a box plus leather case when I worked in ford,awesome little thing,really cool how it vibrates to sense voltage.
I used it for ages until inevitably someone stole it,probably with no idea what it even was,got bored and threw it out a few days later.
 
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