Check out this vintage steel Ashcroft pressure gauge! This was manufactured in New York by the The Ashcroft MFG. Co. While the housing is painted black, it is steel underneath.
The mounting frame on the back measures 12 inches in diameter and has three mounting holes. The glass face on the top of the dial measures about 9.25 inches wide. When mounted to the wall, this pressure gauge will extend out from the mounting surface by about 2.8 inches (if the input is inserted into the wall, otherwise it will not sit flat on the wall.) It weights 11.8 Pounds and reads up to 400 PSI.
The Ashcroft MFG. Co. dates back to 1852 when Edward H. Ashcroft bought the rights to a French pressure gauge design to revolutionize the pressure gauges for steam engines. The invention of a pressure gauge that could monitor high pressure decreased the amount of steam engine accidents.
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