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Vintage 1800's Solid Brass Ashcroft Air / Steam Boiler Engine Pressure Gauge For Sale

Vintage 1800's Solid Brass Ashcroft Air / Steam Boiler Engine Pressure Gauge

You are about to offer on an INCREDIBLY RARE find.  This is a vintage SOLID BRASS ASHCROFT BRAND "Westinghouse" Air or Steam Boiler or engine Pressure gauge. This was part of the some kind of old engine or boiler to gauge the air or steam pressure. Not sure of the exact function. Not exactly sure of the exact age but the exquisite craftsmanship speaks for itself. The beautiful brass casing is shiny with some patina on it.  This could be a "turn of the century" piece - the age is an estimate, but based on the company description below - this piece is could be late 1800's to early 1900's at best since the company was sold in 1912.  Check the dial graphics where the numbers are to see the vintage look. The inscriptions on the pressure gauge face says " Westinghouse, Wilmerding, PA.  The glass is impeccable and the front face screws off for cleaning of the glass and inspection of the face of the gauge ( SEE PHOTO ) The machined screw joints for the removable glass face and circular frame are in perfect shape. THE DIMENSIONS OF THIS GAUGE ARE : 6-inches in diameter... and 2 and 1/4-inches deep or thick.  The lower logo says the Ashcroft Manufacturing company, NY with the serial number 23369.  Etched into the silver face is the number 2821405. This is a BEAUTIFUL and HEAVY piece of vintage engineering memorabilia. DON'T LET THIS GET AWAY FROM YOU ! Here is more information about the company's history - Edward H. Ashcroft of Lynn, Massachusetts bought the American rights to a French pressure guage design and founded the Ashcroft Manufacturing Company in 1852 to make pressure gauges for steam engines. The firm had offices at 87 liberty St., New York City, and also in Bridgeport, CT. Their internal- and external-spring Tabor indicators, pressure gauges (water, pressure, atmosphere etc), counters, alarms, indicators, and pipe fitter and machinists tools for steam engines were manufactured from about 1852 to the WWI period, when the company was sold in 1912. Some of their products are still being manufactured today as the best in the field by the surviving company, Dresser Industries.  One might argue that it was people like Ashcroft who facilitated expansion of the railroads and the country's industrial might. Without a reliable means of measuring and controlling steam pressure, locomotives, steamships, and even the humble heating boiler would never have flourished as they did. Ashcroft, though, didn't have just one feather in his cap. A few years after launching the pressure gauge, he collaborated with George W. Richardson in New York to develop a spring-loaded safety valve that still exists today as the Consolidated Safety Valve.
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