An economical, 15-watt reflector bulb draws its current through the meter circuit and bathes the slowly-rotating, sparkling meter mechanism and dome interior in a soft, warm glow.
Additional features: ( x - denotes features exclusive to the OB-DO)
( c - denotes features common to all OB-series restorations)
x - Protective, removable Pyrex glass cover dome nestles into a felt-lined, circular groove
machined into the heavy walnut lamp base.
x - Matte-finish metal light bulb reflector is fully adjustable by means of a polished, solid brass
swivel which is mounted to the meter by a polished, solid brass tube. An installed
15T7C 15-watt candelabra-base bulb is included, with a spare also supplied.
c - Jeweled mechanical meter movement for long operating life.
c - Optical-polishing of meter cover glass removes decades of accumulated
scratches, haze, and embedded mineral stains, providing exceptional
clarity for viewing the internal meter recording mechanism.
c - Included are three copper-wire, pressed lead wing nut security seals, just like the power company originally installed to thwart tampering. Pressed-lead seals are coated in clear metal lacquer to prevent oxidation.
c - Precision-cut, hand-finished, solid walnut woodwork.
c - Wedge-mounted interior brass plate is informatively engraved "Residential Electric Meter, Circa 1920".
c - Shown here with a second, optional brass plate affixed to the front of the lamp base........
c - The meter manufacturer's original data plate, displaying an individually stamped meter serial number, is
clearly visible through the front meter glass.
c - Each lamp is individually signed beneath the base by the assembling skilled craftsman.
c - No two meters are exactly alike.
c - Proudly restored and assembled in the U.S.A.
c - Partly degaussed meter brake magnet provides additional meter animation.
c - Safe for use around computers and magnetic storage media.
c - Information packet included.
c - Full product warranty covers both buyer and recipient.
The model OB-DO Antique Electric Meter Lamp is a museum-piece-quality classic electrical
instrument, and a true surviving relic of the electrical industry's early, formative years.
- Instrument: Westinghouse Electric Mfg. type OB watt hour meter, patented 1911-1919
- Overall height: 14 in. (35.56cm)
- Base diameter: 9-1/2 in. (24.13 cm.)
- Net weight: approx. 10 lbs. (4.54kg)
- Shipping weight: 21 lbs. (30 lbs. UPS oversize parcel rates apply) (49 lbs. dimensional weight applies for UPS air)
- Energy requirements: 115V, 50/60 HZ AC
- Energy consumption: Bulb - 15 watts. Meter - 1-1/2 watts
- Pat. No. Des. 252,831