Meter - Aqua Boy (Moisture Meter)

Maker and role
K P Mundinger GmbH, Manufacturer
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Object detail

Accession number
Moisture Meter with Probe - "Aqua Boy" plus 2 carrying cases and an interconnecting lead.
-1 Moisture meter - "Aqua Boy" - KPM type HMI (for timber) plastic; black. Has meter on the front - humidity in %; beneath 2 buttons, set either side - one white, one red. Below is a knurled knob, black with a red circle on top. At bottom is a name-plate also bearing type and serial number. On top of the meter is an input socket. The back, held in place by 4 screws, is a large panel bearing instructions - there is a battery trap-door at the bottom. Used in North Island timber mills and yards.
Type No.: HMI
Serial No.007711
-2 Case for meter - leather, brown, with red lining. Has 2 stripes running all the way around; 2 diamond-shapes on the front, "Aqua" "KPM" has "Made in Germany" stamped on the front, beneath the top flap. It is designed to hold the meter during use - flap comes out from the top, most of the way down the front; fastened by a push-catch. The flap can be lifted to expose the face of the meter, the flap secured by button-fasteners on either side and opened to remove: a hole in the top of the input plug. Has a short, adjustable strap across the top; by buckle.
-3 Lead - single flex lead, black; with 2 chromium plugs at each end - the plug can be dismantled.
-4 Probe - steel; chromed - slightly off-set T-shape. 3 heavy bands of knurling on hand-grip. The top section has 2 chisel-like prongs at the long end and a rubber face at the other - one ring outside a circle. The inter-connecting lead plugs into the bottom of the hand-grip. "Made in Germany" stamped across the top.
-5 Case (for Probe) - leather, brown. Flap opens at the top; folds down the front of the case, fastens with a button. Simple leather strap handle.
Aqua Boy / KPM / MADE IN GERMANY Embossed
KPM / Feuchtigkeit Humedad / Moisture Umidita / Humidita Printed
Credit Line
K P Mundinger GmbH. Meter - Aqua Boy (Moisture Meter), 1986.26. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).


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