M76 is our listing for a Cleveland Steam Gauge Company – Lunkenheimer Valve. Lunkenheimer was founded by Frederick Lunkenheimer in Cincinnati in 1862. This is the right item for the avid Great Lakes collector. Salvaged off of a once working vessel, this item is now perfect for your nautical/industrial decorated room!
“The above mentioned enterprise is one of the solid institutions in this city. This company invest a capital stock of $50,000, and do an annual business of 135,000, which is located from Maine to California. This corporation are the sole proprietors and manufacturers of Watson’s portable forge, Watson’s forge blower, Watson’s barrel filler, Holt’s patent steam gauges for locomotives and stationary engines, locomotive spring balances, test pumps and test gauges; and last, but not least, manufacturers of the H. L. Emery Universal cotton gin. This gin is claimed by all who have ever tried it to be one of the best machines ever put up. These gins can be run with horse or steam power, and are warranted to give entire satisfaction. The works of this company are located on West Street, in a building one hundred and twenty-five feet square.” – Industries of Cleveland: Trade, Commerce and Manufactures for the Year 1878, Cleveland Chamber of Commerce, 1879, pg. 156
You will find the name LUNKENHEIMER on the gauges handle.
This item is perfect for the avid Great Lakes collector.
The Cleveland Steam Gauge Company – Lunkenheimer Valve is being sold on consignment for a private collector from Cleveland. Every item has been well-preserved due to the owner’s deep love of nautical history. You’ll find some very interesting pieces in this collection – items that might not be found anywhere on the Internet!
Diameter of Face: 4.75″
Diameter of Glass: 3.75″
Weight: 2.5 lbs.