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Steve Eddy 12th July 2005 05:57 AM

Anybody know who makes...
 
...that gorgeous voltmeter used on the Red Wind Audio Lotus amp? In the photos there appears to be a maker's name on the meter but I ca't make it out.

The thing's enough to make one just build a box with a battery in it just to show it off. :)

se

Steve Eddy 12th July 2005 07:30 AM

Here's a photo.

http://www.redwineaudio.com/sitebuil...ge-195x177.jpg

se

DigitalJunkie 12th July 2005 08:23 AM

Ohh,That IS pretty! :D

Edit: Is it backlit?
I'm diggin that meter,it's nice!

jackinnj 12th July 2005 02:21 PM

there are usually quite a few "retro-meters" in the business and industrial section of EBay -- not an exact match fersure --

i think that what you really want is a repro of the equipment used in "Bride of Frankenstein" -- which was also used in the Gene Wilder film "Young Frankenstein"

there is also meter scale freeware on the web --

in my youth Pioneer Standard Electronics used to have an entire group of draftsmen who would custom-scale analog meters for OEM customers (there were only nixies back then !).

tsmith1315 12th July 2005 03:00 PM

Classic Instruments is the name on the voltmeter.

Google provided the following link. I didn't look at prices, but if they're reasonable...

egauges.com


Tim

tsmith1315 12th July 2005 03:19 PM

Looking again, that particular gauge is $46. Also available with curved glass for $49.

12v and 24V versions available, but all egauges products seem to be auto or marine related.

Pic of the same voltmeter is from their site.

Googling again for the actual manufacturer:

Classic instruments

Tim

scott wurcer 12th July 2005 03:24 PM

Looks like a retro automotive battery guage. I use an original Weston meter for my off grid solar system. Last calibrated two days after I was born, with the anti-paralax mirror I can reliably read it to 3 1/2 digits and it's right on.

Steve Eddy 12th July 2005 04:42 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by DigitalJunkie
Ohh,That IS pretty! :D

Edit: Is it backlit?
I'm diggin that meter,it's nice!

Yeah, they're backlit with an incandescent bulb.

se

Steve Eddy 12th July 2005 04:44 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by jackinnj
there are usually quite a few "retro-meters" in the business and industrial section of EBay -- not an exact match fersure --

i think that what you really want is a repro of the equipment used in "Bride of Frankenstein" -- which was also used in the Gene Wilder film "Young Frankenstein"

there is also meter scale freeware on the web --

in my youth Pioneer Standard Electronics used to have an entire group of draftsmen who would custom-scale analog meters for OEM customers (there were only nixies back then !).

Hey, there ya go, maybe I'll just make me a nixie volt meter. :)

se

Steve Eddy 12th July 2005 04:54 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by tsmith1315
Looking again, that particular gauge is $46. Also available with curved glass for $49.

12v and 24V versions available, but all egauges products seem to be auto or marine related.

Pic of the same voltmeter is from their site.

Googling again for the actual manufacturer:

Classic instruments


Thanks, Tim. Yeah, I found the same thing after I got EMail from Vinnie this morning.

Alas, that meter's only available in a 12 volt version.

The meter by the way is used in Vinnie Rossi's Red Wine Audio Lotus amplifier, which is a modified T-amp.

Beautiful little amp in its own right, though I preferred the maple version I first saw on 6 Moons a while back.

se


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