b. May 9, 1850, Oswestry, Shropshire, England
d. August 20, 1936, Montclair, N.J., U.S.A.
British-born American electrical engineer and industrialist who revolutionized the Electro-plating industry, founded the Weston Electrical Instrument Company. A prolific inventor who held 334 patents, Edward Weston helped revolutionize the measurement of electricity. In 1886 he developed a practical precision, direct reading, portable instrument to accurately measure electrical current, a device which became the basis for the voltmeter, ammeter and watt meter. ...
...Since his early days in electroplating, Weston had been concerned about the lack of accurate, practical devices for measuring electrical parameters so in 1887, having withdrawn from the generator and lamp business, he established a laboratory. In 1888 the Weston Electrical Instrument Company began trading. ...
... Edward Weston invented electric motors, potential transformers, current transformers, A.C and D.C. voltmeters, ammeters, wattmeters including polyphase, ohmmeters, both A.C and D.C laboratory standards, standard cells, panel meters in hundreds of sizes, shapes and ranges, power factor meters, control relays, tachometer generators, A.C and D.C. amplifiers, radio tube (bulb), radio test instruments, insulation testers, multi-range, multi-purpose industrial circuit test instruments, mutual conductance electronic radio-tube analyzers, A.C. industrial test units, A.C clamp ammeters and voltmeters for powerline works, moisture measuring meters, electrical and mechanical recorders and controllers, thermometers mercury tube, thermocouple and bimetal types, hydrometers for all branches of chemistry, ground detectors, humidity indicators, meggers, frequency meters, sensitive relays, laboratory standard electrical measuring instruments, aircraft navigational and engine condition instruments, including the first-blind landing instrument in 1933, switchboard instruments, shunts, resistors, D.C. galvano-meters thermal converters, copper oxide rectifiers, projection instruments, VU meters, photoelectric cells initally used in illumination meters, light meters and foot-candle meters.
Produksjon - February 28, 1918 (Produksjonsprøvedokument på lokk)
- Produsent Weston Electrical Instrument Corporation sikker
- Production place New Jersey Newark sikker
- License Contact owner for more information
- Identifier NTM 22901
- Part of collection NTM
- Owner of collection Norsk Teknisk Museum
- Institution Norsk Teknisk Museum
- Date published August 11, 2014
- Date updated April 22, 2021
- DIMU-CODE 011024233159
- UUID 8870FAE2-02A0-4FB1-AEC5-E91FF1E3125C