Pressure Vessel with a Bourdon Gauge

Pressure Vessel with a Bourdon Gauge

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Description
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 a wide range of industrial machinery.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Pressure Vessel
Measurements
overall: 61.5 cm x 17.8 cm; 24 3/16 in x 7 in
overall: 25 7/16 in x 7 1/2 in; 64.61125 cm x 19.05 cm
ID Number
CH.330314
catalog number
330314
accession number
287887
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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