September 1942 Radio Retailing Today
Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early
electronics. See articles from
Radio & Television News, published 1919-1959. All copyrights hereby
Triplett is a well-know
name amongst electronics technicians and engineers who have been in the business
for any length of time. Triplett meter movements (aka panel meters) were considered
to be top-of-the-line product in the days before digital meters and displays. They
were used in industrial instrumentation, in military equipment, and in amateur radio
gear. Triplett is still in business today but it appears they no longer sell just
meter movements, although there is a large supply (new and used) available on eBay
and Ham radio websites and swap meets. This advertisement for Triplett Thin-Line
Instruments appeared in the September 1942 edition of Radio Retailing Today
Triplett Instruments Advertisement
- Minimum case depth.
- Full standard size rigid mechanism... no projecting base.
- Wider shroud strengthens face: focuses attention on scale.
- Simplified zero adjustment.
- Sapphire or equivalent jewels. All component parts finely made and of superior
- Balanced Bridge Support.
- Metal Bridges at both ends.
- Separate Scale Mounting.
- Doubly Supported Core.
Also available in metal case
NOTE: When space is at a premium and for all installations where space is efficiently
used, Triplett Thin-Line Instruments set a new standard of precision performance
in "condensed" space. For full details write for Triplett Thin-Line Bulletin to
The Triplett Electrical Instrument Co., Bluffton, Ohio.
Posted December 8, 2021
(updated from original post on 8/28/2013