All AMPed Up

This was shot at Bernardo Winery in San Diego – this place is a gem for local Photographers, loaded with all manner of artifacts.

This is a control panel for adjusting DC Voltage and Current. The large knob at the bottom likely switched the ranges of the Voltage and Amperage Scales, and the knob to the right pehaps did some fine tuning. I think this may have been for an electric fence or maybe millitary gear? 

Some research shows that it was manufactured by the Hickok Electrical Instrument Company in Clevland, Ohio which was founded in 1910. Many of their instruments were used on Submarine Destroyers in WW2 and later for Vacuum Tube testers during the early days of Radio!

5 responses

  1. Wonderful find!!

    March 8, 2011 at 10:27 pm

  2. Great gadget shot! I like your processing.

    March 9, 2011 at 7:31 am

  3. Love the old gauge!

    March 9, 2011 at 7:34 am

  4. This is great Erik, I love it! I hope the spaceship has an alternative source of power, this generator looks like it’s a couple weeks old now and might not be working as it once was!! LOL Love this shot, my friend.

    March 9, 2011 at 9:43 am

  5. Oh I like this one. Nice job.

    March 9, 2011 at 10:02 am

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