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PostPosted: 14 Dec 2008, 23:12 
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I went to a estate sale today and found a 1958 simpson 260 meter in mint condition :mrgreen: tag said 32 bucks, I goto cash out and he rang it up for 10 bucks :up: It had 1970 or so everready batterys in it too and they were not leaking and tested good too but I replaced them and cleand the contacts and pot and it tests real good. Now to get some leads for it. And a 12volt regulated power supply for testing car radios and powering my little pre amp/ tone control kit I just got to play with.


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PostPosted: 15 Dec 2008, 07:44 
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Fantastic find!!!!

The venerable Simpson 260 is probably the best analog multi-meter ever made. Congrats!

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PostPosted: 17 Dec 2008, 23:27 
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Gotta love them 260's tried and true. That is what I learned with in the Navy. I was going to pick one up but they are pretty pricey, you got your for an awesome price. I did pick up a heathkit V-7A VTVM and like yours had a old battery from the 70's (ray o vac) and no leaks, had 1.3 volts in it.

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Gotta love them 260's tried and true. That is what I learned with in the Navy. I was going to pick one up but they are pretty pricey, you got your for an awesome price. I did pick up a heathkit V-7A VTVM and like yours had a old battery from the 70's (ray o vac) and no leaks, had 1.3 volts in it.

I have one of those Heathkit V-7 metres, was in bad shape when I got it but it works now and yes amazingly the battery in mine was still good as well, slight corrosion but still read between 1.2 and 1.3 volts. Not sure how accurate these old metres are but mine uses a 12AX7 and 6AL5 or something like that.
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PostPosted: 24 Dec 2008, 07:36 
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The 260 is what I learned on, was my dads but he gave it to me once I started tinkering more.

Great find for sure. :up:


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