Steelyard ammeter, 1885

Made:
1885 in Millwall
maker:
Electric Power Storage Company Limited

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Steelyard ammeter, by Electric Power Storage Co. Ltd, London, England, 1885

This device measures the current of electricity flowing in laboratory experiments. The more current, the further along the scale the weight has to be moved to balance the magnetic force produced in the coil. The current is a measure of the rate of flow electricity and the voltage is a measure of its energy. The total power, or amount of electrical energy supplied every second, is simply equal to the current multiplied by the voltage.

Details

Category:
Electricity Supply
Object Number:
1885-137
Materials:
brass, complete, copper, iron, plastic, steel and wood
Measurements:
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type:
measuring device
credit:
Electric Power Storage Company Limited