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Engine Gauge from Steamboat C.W. Talbot
This is a steam gauge from the engine room
of the Ohio River steamboat C.W. Talbot. Gauge is in original
excellent condition, 7-1/4 inches in diameter with heavy brass
threaded bezel and heavy cast iron case with factory original
female inlet on back. Comes mounted on a wooden plaque with
eyelet for wall display. Star made this gauge with the same
patent dates as long as the early 1930's. I have never seen a
steam gauge that was factory-marked for a specific steamboat for
sale on Ebay, though have seen a couple in museums. It would be
a good idea for the historically minded to buy this and donate
it to an Ohio River Museum.
Pictures tell the tale. The C.W. Talbot was
built in 1929 in Midland, PA by Midland Barge Co., and was
151feet long and 34 feet wide. She carried condensing engines
with a 7 foot stroke. This gauge was for the receiver, which was
a steam reservoir that held the exhaust from the high pressure
cylinder before it was sent to the low pressure cylinder. The
Talbot carried four boilers and was owned by Union Barge Line,
Pittsburgh. The beautifully framed 8x10 picture of the Talbot
goes with the gauge. .
If you're not happy with your purchase,
ship it back for a refund.
Price is $650 with free shipping. Local pickup available. Chattanooga TN. Contact me.
Long Bell Steam Whistle
Buckeye long bell steam whistle with 3-1/2
inch diameter bell. The whistle is 18 inches tall, not including
the nipple and deck flange. This was a very popular whistle on
large traction engines. It is in outstanding condition,
lacquered, and ready to blow on air/steam or display. Long bell
whistles are pretty rare, and ones in this condition are nearly
impossible to find. No cracks, dents, or repairs etc.
This is the main steam gauge of a Chicago &
Northwestern Railway steam locomotive. It has a heavy cast iron
case and thick brass bezel that is threaded to the case. The
face is not painted black, but has the original gun-blue finish
on thick brass. The face has incised numbers and is all
original with a serial number indicating 1923 manufacture.
The diameter at the bezel is 8 1/4 inches,
the standard diameter for mainline steam locomotives. Pictures
tell the tale. The gauge is dead-on accurate in all ranges, the
interior mechanism has been cleaned, calibrated and tested on a
dead-weight gauge tester. If the buyer so wishes, I can paint
the pointer with a proper flat white enamel. This one is ready
for display or use on steam.
I've seen only one other like this and it
was on one of the locomotives running at the Mt. Pleasant, Iowa
annual steam show. This is an all-time great railroad