Steam gauge

Collection Type

  • Tools and equipment

Date

1851-1870

GUSN

GUSN-21215

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

Descriptive Terms

gauges
steel (alloy)
tin (metal)
Steel
Tin
GAUGE

Inscription

Painted on dial: ""E. H. ASHCROFT BOSTON/ ORIGINAL/ 1851""

Associated Building

Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),

Maker

Ashcroft, E. H. (Maker)

Location of Origin

Boston, MA, USA

Object Type

Weights & Measures T&E

Dimensions

2.75 (H), 7 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker

Accession Number

1998.4155AB

Places

Massachusetts (United States)