Gauge

Physics

Accession Number: 2009.ph.5

Description:

This is a cylindrical gauge with a circular dial, with units from 0 through 5000. At the base of the gauge there is a metal rod with a screw bottom for attachment.

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Primary Materials: Metal, Glass

Markings:

On a sticker on the glass face of the dial = “PHY505”. This refers to the object’s entry in the 1978 catalogue.

On the face of the dial: “SUPERGAUGE” “U.S. GAUGE CO” “O890”

Scraped into the edge: “887”

Dimensions (cm): Height = 5, Diameter = 16

Function: Gauge, possibly measures pressure.

Condition:

Poor. The brass exterior of the gauge is dotted with discolouration and corrosion. The glass surface of the dial is roughened and damaged.

Associated Instruments:

Manufacturer: US Gauge Co.

Date of Manufacture: Late 19th, Early 20th Cent.

Provenance: University of Toronto Dept. of Physics

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