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Steam gauge

Description

Steam gauge for measuring steam pressure on experimental steam ship. Round steel or tin base w/ dial painted white w/ black details. Wide base w/ nail holes. 1998.4155A is instrument, 1998.4155B is long metal shaft that tapers at the bottom.

Details

Maker
Ashcroft, E. H. (Maker)
Date
1851-1870
Inscriptions
Painted on dial: ""E. H. ASHCROFT BOSTON/ ORIGINAL/ 1851""
Location of origin
Boston, MA, USA
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
steel (alloy)
tin (metal)
Object type
Weights & Measures T&E
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
GAUGE
gauges
Steel
steel (alloy)
Tin
tin (metal)
Dimensions
2.75 (H), 7 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.4155AB
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
21215

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