This is about 9" in diameter
and measures 500Amps in 10Amp divisions which are marked by hand
and extremely irregular as if it has been set to read fsd then
the tester has been backed off little by little and the scale
markings inked in. It's marked "ATEA" like the one
above and marked H77626 and although it looks older than the
one above is actually newer. I removed the case and on the rear
of the dial, in the same copperplate script as the 10 Amp meter
shown above, possibly written by the same chap over 14 years
later, is the date 8/12/45.
I bought both meters from an Antiques
Fleamarket in Antwerp in October 2000. The big one was priced
650BF and the smaller 350BF. I didn't want the big one because
it would have been difficult to carry so I asked the old chap
with the stall his best price for the 10 Amp meter. He said 300Francs
(£4.50) and did I want the big one as well. I showed some
reluctance and he said I could have the big one for 600 Francs,
adding that it was 950 last week. I looked thoughtful until he
said I could have them both for 700. I looked a bit more thoughtful
and said 500 for the pair, adding that I didn't have much money.
The old chap replied that he didn't either so I could have them
both for 500 Francs (£7.50). Then I had to carry them around
in a couple of carrier bags for a bit with my arms getting stretched.