Multicellular Voltmeter

Kelvin Bottomley and Baird Limited, Manufacturer;  Kelvin and James White Limited, After; 

Circa 1920
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Maker and Role
Kelvin Bottomley and Baird Limited, Manufacturer
Kelvin and James White Limited, After
Production Date
Circa 1920
Lord Kelvin's Multicellular electrostatic voltmeter. Cast iron body with curved front face. Glass window in front face with scale from 0-650 Volts measured with a metal needle. Glass bulb at bottom of meter. Cylindrical projection at top of meter. Panel at back of meter with screw holes to attach to a wall.
Processed Material/Metal
Processed Material/Glass
Signature/Marks and Type
Lord Kelvin's / Multicellular / Volt Meter No. 20331 / Kelvin, Bottomley & Baird Ltd. / Late / Kelvin & Jas. White Ltd. / Glasgow & London Maker's Plate
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Credit Line
Kelvin Bottomley and Baird Limited et al. Circa 1920. Multicellular Voltmeter, 1982.613. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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