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    Posted 9 years ago

    mikielikes…
    (186 items)

    Something about old gauges & instruments that really "blows my dress up"!! These came off of a Railroad engine, i never spent the time to dig into the details of these, just hung them on the wall & enjoyed. Ill let railnsail de-brief me .

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    1. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 9 years ago
      thank you pw-collector!
    2. railnsail, 9 years ago
      Ok, you picked a good one. James C. Biddle of Philadelphia made a lot of testing equipment including this Vibration Tachometer. This type of instrument measured RPM by the resonant vibrations of equipment such as steam turbines, centrifugal pumps and electric motors. Pretty technical for it's time and used in Military, Industry, Nautical and Railroads. Like I said the odd stuff is the coolest!
    3. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 9 years ago
      Your the man rainsail! I figured you had the inside scoop on these. Thank you. Mikie
    4. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 9 years ago
      thank you pw-collector!
    5. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 9 years ago
      thank you mrmajestic1!
    6. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 9 years ago
      where you been eye? Its lonely without you. Thats why i wore my good dress.
    7. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 9 years ago
      Thanks eye...I didn't want to say anything.
    8. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 9 years ago
      watch it hedgewalker, im his.
    9. railnsail, 9 years ago
      By the way, the other piece you have is an electronic device used to treat mineral laden water in boilers. Some Railroads experienced excessive damage to their boiler tubes due to "bad" water. This devise was one of the earliest forms of electrolyses used to pull away the damaging minerals. The process was called the "Gunderson Process" which was patented in the early 1920s. This most certainly was an item used by the Railroads and used quite a bit in the Pennsylvania Anthracite coal regions. Pretty Cool Piece!
    10. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 9 years ago
      so there both late steam era items? THANK YOU rialnsail, post more of your R.R. items!
    11. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 9 years ago
      Thank you SEAN!, sorry about eye's post's, we'll stand him in a corner for awhile.
    12. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 9 years ago
      thank you Marc112, you seem to like our kinda "stuff"
    13. Manikin Manikin, 9 years ago
      Mikie you can wear your dress any time ya want just NOT to the disco lol
    14. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 9 years ago
      Mani, i have to hook myself up to the "Gunderson" prossess at night, Railnsail said it would help me get rid of my "bad water" . Kinda hutrs though.
    15. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 9 years ago
      thank you PhilDavid for the luvin!
    16. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 9 years ago
      I remember seeing 1 of those opened up as a kid. Each square you see is part of a metal strip. The low end is thin & get thicker as it goes higher and requires more vibration to make it vibrate. As they vibrate they appear as a blur & easy to read.
      Nice, I like that.
    17. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 9 years ago
      thank you blunderbuss!, impressive,you must have "inside" conections to see that! I did'nt know how it worked, just looking at it,i did'nt understand the "how" , nice to know,thank you!
    18. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 9 years ago
      thank you miKKo!

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