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Old 28th Jul 2020, 1:50 pm   #1
Safgrantham
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Default AVO Mini.

Going though my old workshop having a final clear out, I found a small wooden box about 3inches by 2inches 2inches deep. To my surprise inside was an old Avo minor, once a new battery fitted still worked. Dc only and ohms a good little keepsake.
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Old 28th Jul 2020, 2:56 pm   #2
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Stephen,

If you're interested, you'll find a great deal of information on Avominors on this forum in the Avometer Survey thread amongst others. We have at least two resident experts who are very knowledgeable and helpful on this particular type.

These little meters have often survived in their own carefully made wooden case constructed by their original owner who clearly valued their usefulness.

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Old 29th Jul 2020, 7:52 pm   #3
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Wonderful little meters, and sold in their thousands. I have 7 in my collection from various eras.
Out of interest, could you tell me the serial number, it’s printed on the bottom centre of the scale-plate

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Old 31st Jul 2020, 8:45 am   #4
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hi Andy, serial number is14460-3-4. yes it is a lovely meter checked it out and is still quite useable. on avos still prefer my avo 8. ideal for checking spin motors on cd decks.
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Old 31st Jul 2020, 2:32 pm   #5
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Is that definitely the serial number? looking at my list, it should be more like 11460-34, then it fits in with the month of manufacture.

Most people gravitate towards the Model 8...
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Old 3rd Aug 2020, 9:06 am   #6
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sorry Andy finger slip on keypad you are correct. i must have had it for years i know i bought it from Charles Town in Nottingham on my way from the station to my collage at Beeston the first two years of my apprenticeship back in 1967/68. i still have my indentures that my company had me sign. trade now gone but help an engineer on a as and when basis, mostly old valve stuff.
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