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Bad Dog Designs

Heritage AVO MK II

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Product Description

The Heritage Avo, is made from an original Avo Meter manufactured anywhere from the late 1930s to the early 1960s. These were the definitive piece of electrical testing equipment and used by engineers, lecturers, electricians, and the military worldwide—an iconic piece of testing equipment known to millions of engineers of the era.
Bad Dog Designs gets old scrapped, faulty, or damaged meters that all have their own story to tell and can range from an early MK 7 up to a Avo 8 MK III. They are all original, and may well have the odd mark or dent! Some have handles, some don't—it just depends on the life each particular meter has had. The one you receive may not be identical to the one shown in the photos.

Each meter is carefully cleaned, and any broken glass is replaced. A Nixie Clock is then fitted into the dial, and what would have been thrown away now gets to carry on its journey.

Product Details
  • ColorsBlack
  • Materials
  • Measurements
    7"L x 4"W x 8"H
  • OriginUnited Kingdom

— Warranty: Manufacturer's 12 Month
— Original Avo Meter With Bakelite Front
— Circa Late 1930s-1960s
— Carefully Restored & Converted By Hand
— Each Piece Is Signed & Numbered
— 4 Off Original Russian IN-12 Nixie Tubes
— Tube Life: 20 Years
— Programmable Color Backlight
— No 2 Clocks Are Identical
— 12/24 Hour Mode Operation
— Leading Zero Suppression
— 12V DC Power Supply
— Includes Adapter With 4.9' Cable

Does this make any noise when in use? What do the dials on the unit do?

No, it is completely silent in operation.
The dials on the front are the original control knobs, used to select which range to measure, before the instrument was converted into a clock. Now they are just decorative.

Does it work in Europe too?

Yes, they are made in the UK and will work anywhere.

Shipping Information
  • Shipping Availability
    United States
  • Shipping Policy
    Standard Ground Shipping
  • Ship In
    4-5 weeks
  • Return Policy
    Final sale, not eligible for return or cancellation