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Object ID # 1992.027.167
Object Name Tester, Battery
Title Hoyt Battery Cell Tester
Lexicon category 5: T&E For Science & Technology
Date c. 1930
Made Hoyt Meter
Place of Origin United States of America
Description This is a HOYT Battery Cell Tester, with a green paint finish, and a brass, circular case for the gauge. The wooden handle (with the gauge protruding from the side of the handle) is attached to a metal fork-like working end, that has a zig-zagged metal conductor between its prongs. This metal is attached to the handle by screws.
Makers mark Hoyt Meter Made in U.S.A.
Provenance Owned by and used at the Dornoch, Grey County garage owned by J. Leonard Walsh. J. Leonard Walsh operated his garage at Dornoch, Ontario in the 1930s and 1940s. He was an Imperial Oil representative, starting in the 1920s.

Passed to his nephew, Patrick Sweeney, who used to assist his uncle in the garage.
Collection Transportation, Automobiles & Equipment Collection
Material Metal/Wood/Paint/Glass/Inks
Dimensions W-14 L-26 D-6.1 cm
Found Dornoch, Municipality of West Grey, Grey County