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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.
Painted on dial: ""E. H. ASHCROFT BOSTON/ ORIGINAL/ 1851""
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),
Ashcroft, E. H. (Maker)
Boston, MA, USA
Weights & Measures T&E
2.75 (H), 7 (diameter) (inches)
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
Massachusetts (United States)