Simpson 260 Series 5P Analog Multimeter

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    Heimhenge

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    Simpson 260 Series 5P Analog Multimeter $100

    From an estate liquidation in Wisconsin.
    Includes phenolic (faux leather) case, 43" red/black leads w/ probe tips, alligator tips, and original owners manual.
    Tested, cleaned, fully functional and accurate in comparison w/ digital meter.
    New 1.5 V AA battery included, original and now unavailable 15 V battery (for large ohm measurements) replaced with Exell A220 including new battery bracket.
    Some scuffs on case and meter body, but display window is flawless, great condition for its age (ca. 1970).

    Total weight of meter plus case = 4 lb 12.6 oz
    I'll pay shipping (about $15) to lower 48 only.

    face-1.jpg dial.jpg case-1.jpg case-2.jpg controls.jpg manual.jpg
     
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    I've never seen a meter like that before. Well cool!
     
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    It is indeed a very cool example of the older analog technology. This was the meter my dad used when he taught me about electricity in grade school (for my Boy Scout electricity merit badge). I'll never use it since I have a digital meter that weighs 1/10 what this does and is 1/8 the size. Still, I was sentimental enough to refurbish the unit and try to find it a good home. The cost reflects my time spent as well as the 15V battery modification.
     
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    In time I'd like to have a couple of instruments like this just to sit on my bench,something to play around with. Very careful play. I wonder how many of today's fluke meters or similar will still be about 50 or however many years time? I love older things like that where someone's took the time to fully restore to serviceable ways. Have you checked to see how accurate it still is? Probably very!
    Hope whoever buys it looks after it.
     
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    Yeah, I did check high and low resistance scales. Also current and AC and DC voltages. With proper zeroing I was within ±1% on all ... allowing, of course, for the fact that I had to visually interpolate the 2nd or 3rd significant figure on the readings. Wasn't sure how to check the "decibel" function.

    I hear what you're saying about old equipment. I have this 80's model casino security camera with a lens that just fits in the 1.25" eyepiece holder of my telescope. I'm trying to get the video feed into my computer, but it's an RF over coax output and I'm looking for the right video card to capture that. Have an old TV tuner card that might do the trick. Still a work in progress.
     
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    That's awesome!
    If you need pinpoint accuracy you'd go digital with a good name or whatever. I think too when your meter was in its prime measuring the components didn't require the same accuracy as today so 1% either way is as near Bob on as you'll get.

    I'm still new into electronics so my projects are still eBay DIY kits o_O One day I hope to build something that's more than soldering someone else's ideas together. I make things on my breadboard but again copying stuff I watch on YouTube. I still love it though!

    If you need any help with your project the guys here are great helping out. It amazes me how much they know off the top of their head,years of practise I suppose. Its good your mixing old stuff together to make new stuff.

    I hope you get yours done soon and it turns out to what you want.
     
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    This item has been SOLD. Moderators feel free to delete whenever, thanks.
     
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