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Object ID # 1991.021.006
Object Name Tester, Battery
Title Blackstone Automotive Battery Cell Tester
Lexicon category 5: T&E For Science & Technology
Made Blackstone Mfg. Co.
Place of Origin Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Description BLACKSTONE automotive battery cell tester. This battery cell tester has a blue, wooden grip handle with four scored rings near the end. Extending out of the handle are two metal prongs, connected with a small gauge and a strip of crimped metal. The gauge has a blue, cylindrical case with a clear, glass face. Under the glass, the face is white, red, and green, with black text. This text reads, "BAD/ WEAK/ GOOD/ CELL TESTER." It was manufactured by the Blackstone Mfg. Co., of Chicago, Illinois.
Provenance This item was manufactured by the Blackstone Manufacturing Co. of Chicago.
Unknown provenance. Last belonged Gilbert Rice. Rice grew up in Massie, in Holland Township, Grey County. His father was George Rice. Gilbert became a mechanic and a member of the Bluewater branch of the Antique & Classic Car Club of Canada.
Collection Transportation, Automobiles & Equipment Collection
Material Wood/Metal/Glass/Paint
Dimensions H-9 W-11.5 L-30 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Rice, Gilbert
Function This hand-held item would be used to test auto batteries.