A small metal file to adjust Ferranti and Smiths electric meters to accept the new £1 coin
In order to accept the new £1 coin, the coin slot on the Ferranti and Smiths coin meters need to be made very slightly larger to be able to accept it.
This hand file is the correct size to use to file out a small portion of the coin slot so the coin will fit through it.
A small filing adjustment to the coin action with a metal hand file is required on all Ferranti coin meters for the coin action to accept the new £1.00. It is a quick, simple adjustment to make; the meter does NOT need to be uninstalled to carry out the procedure.
See our instructions on how to adjust your electric meter to accept the new £1 coin here
It is possible that your Smiths coin meter will accept the new £1.00 coin without any adjustment; it will depend upon the type of coin action fitted on your meter.
If your Smiths coin meter will not accept the new £1.00 coin, the coin action requires only a small filing adjustment with a metal hand file for it to be accepted.