Dead weight pressure gauge tester, metal/glass, Crosby S G & V Co / Westinghouse Brake Australasia Pty Ltd / Bourdon, Boston, USA/ Australia, 1880s

Made by S G & V Crosby Co in Australia, Oceania, 1880s.

Dead weight pressure gauge tester, metal/glass, Crosby S G & V Co / Westinghouse Brake Australasia Pty Ltd / Bourdon, Boston, USA/ Australia, 1880s.
Used to test the accuracy of indicated steam pressure. (-1) Base, (-2:3) two sample gauges, (-4:12) 9 x 20 psi brass sheathed lead weights, (-13) 1 x 10 psi brass sheathed lead weight, (-14) 1 x 5 psi brass ring, (-15) 1 x 2.5 psi brass ring, (-16) 1 x 65 lbs psi brass sheathed lead weight.

Summary

B2561
Dead weight pressure gauge tester, metal/glass, Crosby S G & V Co / Westinghouse Brake Australasia Pty Ltd / Bourdon, Boston, USA/ Australia, 1880s.
Used to test the accuracy of indicated steam pressure. (-1) Base, (-2:3) two sample gauges, (-4:12) 9 x 20 psi brass sheathed lead weights, (-13) 1 x 10 psi brass sheathed lead weight, (-14) 1 x 5 psi brass ring, (-15) 1 x 2.5 psi brass ring, (-16) 1 x 65 lbs psi brass sheathed lead weight.

Dimensions

185 mm
370 mm
320 mm

Production

Weights marked 'Crosby...', one gauge marked 'Westinghouse...', other gauge is marked 'Bourdon' with no other indication regarding manufacturer.

Weights patented 11 March, 1884.
S G & V Crosby Co 1880s

History

Used to test the accuracy of indicated steam pressure of any given steam pressure gauge against one or more of a series of dead weights.
State Rail Authority of New South Wales

Source

Gift of State Rail Authority Of New South Wales, 1983
3 November, 1983

Cite this Object

Dead weight pressure gauge tester, metal/glass, Crosby S G & V Co / Westinghouse Brake Australasia Pty Ltd / Bourdon, Boston, USA/ Australia, 1880s 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 26 June 2017, <https://ma.as/213323>
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