Edson Pressure Recording Gauge

Edson Pressure Recording Gauge

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One inscription on this pressure recording gauge reads "J. B. EDSON / MAKER / NEW YORK / 2848.” Another reads “THE EDSON RECORDING & ALARM-GAUGE COMPANY – NEW YORK.” Relevant patents are dated May 8, 1888; Aug. 3, 1869; Dec. 16, 1873; Aug. 3, 18--?; and Feb. 29, 1876. Jarvis Bonesteel Edson (1845-1911) was a mechanical engineer awarded a John Scott Medal in 1894.
Ref: Report of the Committee of Science and the Arts of the Franklin Institute. “The Edson Pressure Recording Gauge,” The Manufacturer and Builder (March 1894): 58-59.
“Jarvis B. Edson Dead,” New York Times (Jan. 27, 1911), p. 11.
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Object Name
pressure recording gauge
Edson, Jarvis Bonesteel
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United States: New York, New York
overall: 11 in x 9 in; 27.94 cm x 22.86 cm
overall: 11 1/4 in x 9 1/4 in; 28.575 cm x 23.495 cm
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