Couple more things found in the garage

This is even more self indulgent and boring than usual, but I had to show you more unearthed treasure.

Lovely little light meter. Bakelite body, great dial. Has a perforated disk that you can place over the photocell to increase the range so to speak.

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And half a dozen or so 16″ BBC transcription disks. Some music, some spoken word. The disks are aluminum covered in a black lacquer.

  1. #1 by michaeljsouth on September 12, 2016 - 7:41 am

    Cool!

    • #2 by albell on September 12, 2016 - 8:10 am

      Vaguely interesting but ultimately useless finds eh? I’d rather find some rolled up Rembrandt sketches πŸ™‚

      Ab

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  2. #3 by edbee on September 12, 2016 - 8:51 am

    Maybe (with some mirrors or a light tube?) you could set that light meter up in your van so that you can see the cool dial AND it could be hooked up to automatically turn off your high beams when oncoming traffic is approaching. This seems like a perfect AB invention/task (forgive me, I just woke up… ) πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    • #4 by albell on September 12, 2016 - 9:07 am

      You mean like the sort of thing that was in some 60’s American luxury cars? Beyond my pay grade Ed πŸ™‚

      The meter is really sensitive, pegs outside in the sun even with perforated cover on. Which I suppose is to be expected. Looks like the meter is designed to measure amount of light for work tasks.

      The Bakelite body is very satisfying to hold. They really don’t make things like this anymore.

      Ab

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