Cambridge and Paul Instrument
Company label in the lid
I was given this instrument which
a collection of many instruments collected by Bob Evans by his
daughter Alice Kirby. It is housed in a mahogany box the lid of which,
when closed ensures that the meter movement is clamped. The leather
carrying strap is missing. The instrument has never been opened and is
in working order, though I have not checked the calibration.
From the label in the lid and the wording on the scale plate, I guess
this dates from around 1923/4. In December 1919 the company took over
the R. W. Paul Instrument Company of Muswell Hill London and the name
changed to The Cambridge and Paul Instrument Company Ltd. The name was
shortened to the Cambridge Instrument Co Ltd in 1924.