Vintage multimeter – Weston 6000

Posted on Thursday, February 27th, 2014 in Teardowns by DP


Teardown and repair of a Vintage multimeter – Weston 6000 by KuzyaTech:

Another addition to my growing collection of vintage multimeters is this Weston Schlumberger Model 6000 meter from the mid 1970s
The meter was listed as in almost like new condition except for a spot on the front panel. It came with (very rubbery) test leads and an actual printed user manual- a rare thing these days.The Ebay posting was worded very carefully to never mention whether the thing actually works, so I figured it did not really matter. If it does not- teardown turns into repair attempt and either way we learn something new.

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4 Responses to “Vintage multimeter – Weston 6000”

  1. Kevin says:

    From the article:
    ” Over time the un-vented sensor would measure up to .400 deg C away from the other two.”

    On my screen the “.400” wrapped onto a new line, and the first time I read it as “400 deg C”. Please write “0.400”, “400 mK”, “four tenths”, or “400e-3”,….

  2. Destate9 says:

    Holy hand-drawn-traces, batman!

    • langwadt says:

      Probably done with tape, you use to get black tape (crepe kinda like painters masking tape) in all the different trace widths and pad size. Layout done by hand on clear plastic (sometimes in 2x size) and photo onto the PCB

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