|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|
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.
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|
|Dimensions||H-9 W-11.5 L-30 cm|
|Found||Owen Sound, Grey County|
|Function||This hand-held item would be used to test auto batteries.|