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Posted 4 years ago


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Can measures 10.5 inches in height, 8 inches wide on the sides and 6 inches wide at the front. Has rounded corners and what seems to be a solid steel handle. I have no idea what this was used for, but it was built to last!

Vintage gauge reads: "Rochester MFG CO, Rochester, NY 3331-5-7 Patents pending." And there is a catchy logo that reads "Dover Quality Ware. Over a century of service" Gauge is functional with original cork buoy still intact inside.

Does anyone know what this was used for? My best guess is a gravity fed Kerosene far off the mark am I?

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  1. kerry10456 kerry10456, 4 years ago
    First glance , That's what I was thinking also, but would make the gauge up-side down when hanging. So second guess would say no. Interesting piece, if someone doesn't have a definitive answer. It will surprise me. I'm wondering now. Thanks for sharing.
  2. Mrzoggy1979, 4 years ago
    Hi Kerry, The gauge is upside down when sitting like it is in the second and third picture. Thanks for your reply!
  3. kerry10456 kerry10456, 4 years ago
    With that, yes I'd say stove canister, Thanks for the info.

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