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Idly browsing fleabay and I ran across this:

I know standards were once rather laxer, but surely this was never an actual manufactured product? More like some maniac in a shed cackling as he put it together?

Brass may be less conductive than copper, but even so (not sure I'd trust to there being any insulation between the probe and the body).... Not to mention that alligator clip is unlikely to be GS38.

Not sure how it would test continuity either, come to that. Would that lamp work for 12V? Even then I think I'd pass....

Tempted to send it to Big Clive, as he would no doubt find a way of testing it....

Obligatory DO NOT USE ON AN ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION warning, just in case...

For those not wanting to click on ebay: headed as " Vintage electrical continuity tester, circuit tester, electrician"

 
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I am a 60 year old commissioning engineer, so I think that makes me a genuine vintage tester.
 
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A common tool for automotive circuit testing g.
That makes more sense. Wasn't in the automotive category or labelled that way so just hope no-one thinks it's in any suitable for 230V ...
 
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i just messaged the seller and advised according. (do not use on mains).
 
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