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Old 12th July 2005, 05:57 AM   #1
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Default 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.

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Old 12th July 2005, 07:30 AM   #2
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Here's a photo.

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Old 12th July 2005, 08:23 AM   #3
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Ohh,That IS pretty!

Edit: Is it backlit?
I'm diggin that meter,it's nice!
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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 !).
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Classic Instruments is the name on the voltmeter.

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

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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

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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.
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Ohh,That IS pretty!

Edit: Is it backlit?
I'm diggin that meter,it's nice!
Yeah, they're backlit with an incandescent bulb.

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Old 12th July 2005, 04:44 PM   #9
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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.

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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.

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