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Edson Pressure Recording Gauge - Any Info?


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Old 03-02-2019, 06:16:10 PM
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Anyone know anything about this or the company that made them?

It's an Edson Pressure Recording Gauge.

Looking for info about where it would have been used, when it was made, etc.
I'd also like to get an idea about how complete it is & its current value.

It's outside my main area of collecting but was too cool looking to pass up.

Thank you
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Hi Team,
Mr Google found this site and more on these Recorder Alarm Gauges.
Seemingly available to measure pressure in circuits and sound alarms for High, Low or both pressure settings in air, hydraulic, water mains, pressure applications etc.
I guess a safety alert device.
Interesting item.

https://www.fireengineering.com/arti...ing-gauge.html

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very neat and smart, simple way to record pressures when no one is around, very smart people back then......
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Default Re: Edson Pressure Recording Gauge - Any Info?

Looks much OLDER but similar to a recording barometer I have but the scale certainly seems calibrated for typical air / water / steam pressure. Does it say PSI on it somewhere? Recording barometers / thermometers are stand alone instruments. For the indicated pressures this must have a fitting somewhere for a pressure sensing tube? Is there a windup clock mechanism to drive recording drum? From design of base it likely had a glass dome at one time.
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Thanks for the responses.

I don't see any PSI markings. The roll of tape has times pre-printed across the top.

Please see additional pics.

The gears & coiled spring remind me of the mechanism on a telegraph register, stock ticker or antique clock.

The lever on the back is under a lot of tension. Could be a winding mechanism, although it doesn't seem to wind anything now.

The hole on the bottom that may be some sort of inlet.

It looks like it would have had a glass dome. I found a couple of illustrations of these from old ads or catalogs as well as a picture of one from an archived Ebay listing (minimal description & I can't access price info).

I understand it was used to record pressure & the bell probably served as an alarm. My initial guess was it's from the late 1800s since it has a similar look to antique office technology I've seen from that era.

I don't have much mechanical knowledge so am not sure where these could & could not have been used. (Locomotives, factory control rooms, ships, etc.)

Not sure if this is an oddity that never gained wide use & is therefore rare nowadays or was common but isn't desirable today as a collectable.

Thank you again for any info
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I know someone who is seriously looking for an Edson Pressure-Recording and Alarm Gauge. Can you tell how complete the one you have is? I think my friend would be looking for one that is fairly complete. Here's a photo of a complete one from a catalog.

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Anyone know anything about this or the company that made them?

It's an Edson Pressure Recording Gauge.

Looking for info about where it would have been used, when it was made, etc.
I'd also like to get an idea about how complete it is & its current value.

It's outside my main area of collecting but was too cool looking to pass up.

Thank you
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I was able to come up with this info courtesy of Google books.

https://books.google.com/books?id=4_...0gauge&f=false

https://www.flickr.com/photos/intern...s/14755720171/

https://books.google.com/books?id=zx...0gauge&f=false
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