Pressure Vessel with a Bourdon Gauge


The gauge atop this pressure vessel reads from 0 to 300, in units of 10. The inscription here reads "BOURDON' PATENT / PRESSURE GAUGE." Eugene Bourdon was a French watchmaker who, in 1849, invented a relatively accurate, robust and simple pressure gauge suitable for relatively high pressures. The form was soon adapted for locomotives and many industrial purposes.

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: CH.330314Catalog Number: 330314Accession Number: 287887

Object Name: Pressure Vessel

Measurements: overall: 61.5 cm x 17.8 cm; 24 3/16 in x 7 inoverall: 25 7/16 in x 7 1/2 in; 64.61125 cm x 19.05 cm


Record Id: nmah_2593

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