[Boatanchors] Problem solved...probably. FW: Question for Weston 269 Meter

William Morton w_b_morton at hotmail.com
Sun Dec 30 11:09:07 EST 2012

Hello All,
I ended up buying a couple meters from that auction site and spent last night calibrating the first one that has already arrived.  While the information I found on the model 269 indicated 1 mA full scale, a rig set up with a 1.5v battery and linear pot gave me something on the order of 50 mA full scale.  Hmm... the meter moves smoothly and the scale on this particular meter is - surprise! - 50 mA.  Perhaps this particular meter was an earlier version or a modified example with a different sensitivity.  
In any case, I am able to remove the outer cover and can see the scale plate is held by two screws.  Should be a simple matter of swapping out the scale plates and moving along with the project.  A learning experience, to be sure.
Happy New Year to All!
Best Regards,
From: w_b_morton at hotmail.com
To: boatanchors at puck.nether.net
Subject: Question for Weston 269 Meter
Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2012 14:45:41 +0000

Hello All,
Season's Greetings from Minnesota, where it is currently snowing. 

Today's question is about the beautiful Weston 269 meter.  Does anyone have any experience in changing/replacing the background scale?  I have a pair of meters, each with a DC volt scale ranging from 0 to 500.  Unfortunately each of them has been blown (I will spare you the sad details).
I see several for sale on eBay but they are scaled for mA or dB so I would need to change them somehow.  Luckily I can take my blown meters apart for trial purposes but I would be grateful for some advice as to the proper method.
Alternatively, if someone has a pair already scaled to 500 VDC and is willing to part with them I would be very interested in arranging a purchase.  
Thank you very much in advance for your suggestions.  Happy Holidays!
Best Regards,

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