Simpson model 260 Multimeter



Simpson model 260 Multimeter which has a 2000 ohms/volt meter movement is housed in an bakelite case. I have no instruction manual. It is one of many instruments collected by Bob Evans which I have been given by his daughter Alice Kirby

It was very grubby when I received it, would not work on any of the ranges and the batteries which had been in place for many years had corroded the fixings.



I discovered that the meter movement was functioning but after a cursory investigation decided that the instrument was not worth repairing so I decided just to keep the meter.

Batteries two 3 Volt batteries, (Burgess 422 or Eveready 750) and one ("C" Size) 1 Volt battery. Two "AA" cells soldered together  had been  used as replacements for the former.

How old is it? according to this page http://simpson260.com/260-1/simpson_260-1.htm this appears to be one of the earliest model 260 multimeters and would have been made in the early 1940's or even earlier.