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1908 H5 Gauges
Posted by: laheyth (IP Logged)
Date: March 04, 2015 08:44PM

Working away here....
Are the gauges for an 08 brass or Nickel plated?

Re: 1908 H5 Gauges
Posted by: SSsssteamer (IP Logged)
Date: March 04, 2015 10:09PM

All dash gauges from the Locomobile and up were all nickel plated. The only odd ball in steam cars that I know of were the Whites steam cars and they were red brass.

Re: 1908 H5 Gauges
Posted by: Kelly (IP Logged)
Date: March 05, 2015 07:25PM

I have a 1000 lb Stanley Motor Carriage Company gauge, serial #130802. It shows no signs of ever being installed, and is in its original wooden Ashton Valve box. It's unplated brass. No explanation, but there's a data point.

Re: 1908 H5 Gauges
Posted by: SSsssteamer (IP Logged)
Date: March 05, 2015 09:12PM

I have seen a brass replacement Stanley style Ashton gauge on eBay, and it was still in its original box. I did not remember seeing the Stanley name on the NOS brass gauge though. I have many Stanley gauges for all of the years and there is not a brass finished one in the bunch. I have also seen Stanley Ashton gauges that people have stripped the nickel off of. They didn't get all of the nickel off of them. To be historically correct, using the nickel finished gauge for any Stanley model would be correct.

Re: 1908 H5 Gauges
Posted by: laheyth (IP Logged)
Date: March 06, 2015 02:27AM

This one is used, s/n 134220...1000psi
Hee is another car with Brass...but the 1000psi gage has a very high serial number

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Re: 1908 H5 Gauges
Posted by: SSsssteamer (IP Logged)
Date: March 06, 2015 02:44AM

Given the choice, I would stay with the nickel gauges on all models of Stanleys. Let's see if Coburn Benson can chime in here with his infinite wisdom. He was a kid when the Stanley steamers were just used cars.

Re: 1908 H5 Gauges
Posted by: Mikkel Posselt (IP Logged)
Date: March 06, 2015 07:24PM

To me latheyth's pictures shows nickel plated gauges where the nickel is more or less rubbed off over time....most evident on the lower one, but on the upper ones we can see traces of plating also...

Re: 1908 H5 Gauges
Posted by: Ben (IP Logged)
Date: March 06, 2015 09:20PM

Hi All,,,I'll try for a longer post later
The paint looks to be one coat or at least several of same batch,,,,
Paint and varnish is just that,,Colour ,, then clear Valentine's best
varnish,,,Google up Valentine varnish,,,Boston was it
Chickering Piano,+ others,Boston was largest producers of pianos in the world
Waltham Watches over a million a year before the factory had electric lights,,Valentine varnish for the pianos,,Piano capitol of the world
Add the machine tool industry,,cotton wool shoes boots,,mostly built 1880--
to,,1918,,,remains of the old 5 story bldgs still haunt the skyline,,
and some of the waterpower canals still skirt the old citys
That old stuff looks tired now,,BUT it had the DEEP gloss of what wwe discoverd in the 1970s,,known as candy-apple,,,In the words of 1950,it could not be described,,I still remember seing for the first time a George Greene?
Lambertville NJ resto' paint an' varnish on Curtis Blake
[Friendly's ice cream] 1904 ? Olds curve dash,,at Maj' Goyettes birthday
celebration Peterboro Nh,

NOW IF YOU CAN,,,,Immagine all those old cars in Candy-Apple luster
gas lamps lit,,side lamps flikkerin,,,Goggles,dusters,,shiny Frye boots
Valentines Valspar Varnish,,,,How do you describe this in 1940,,,,,
So time passes,,and a few ov us try to pass the batton and bucket of
Snow-Flake axle greese,,[hard like iron,,!!]]
This morning was --10,,minus ten,,,,at noon +20,,2pm +15,,,
,Re varnish in 3 years was good time,,,the really top carraiges got
re-varnish eveery winter and stored til spring,,upstairs in the mill
taken up on the freight elevator,,Jewets in Worcester,offerd this servace
and was paint shop into at least 1960 I think,,
At least one shop insisted ''no dust"" and that the painter
paint in the nude lest he introduce DUST to the paint room,,
Those were the days,,,
This computer crashed 6x yesterday,,do they make a syncro box for it??haha,

Re: 1908 H5 Gauges
Posted by: Ben (IP Logged)
Date: March 06, 2015 09:26PM

The nubies prolly dont get my tongue in cheek humor/re/crash box//syncro,?CB

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