This De Wit brass gauge looks like it could have measured some sort of electrical current and/or pressure on a vessel. The undamaged glass on the top of the dial measures about 5 1/4 inches wide. The main housing measures about 5 3/4 inches wide. The mounting frame around the front glass measures 7 inches wide and has three mounting holes. The connection point for the source being measured is made of brass.
When mounted to the wall, this pressure gauge will extend out from the mounting surface by about 3 1/2 inches. While the housing is painted black, it is mostly brass under the paint. The surface on the back side of the gauge is not brass – I would say this section is aluminum.
Big Ship Salvage scours the world for nautical antique lights, décor and other items related to the Nautical Life. Brass, copper, stainless steel and sometimes aluminum materials are used to make-up the vintage lights that we find. We soda-blast the old paint off, remove the old wiring and polish before they arrive in our warehouse. Then, we rewire with UL listed bulb sockets and wiring harnesses and get ready for purchase. They are now ready to warm your home, business or restaurant with that nautical feeling we all desire.
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