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    Default Antique Gauge Dial, never seen one like it, anyone recognize it?

    So I came across this great brass and iron dial face, it all mechanical with an iron mount. I'm guessing it used to sit on an old boile in factory. A friend found it in an old mill in Scranton, PA. Anyone ID it?

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    J
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    JMC8503:

    The markings on the face are a little hard to make out, but it appears to be graduated from 0 to 250. My guess is a "rev counter" which could have been connected to an engine shaft thru a clutch or friction wheel and used as a tachometer if the revs were timed.

    Are there any other markings, such as manufacturer or patent number?

    Brian Smith

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    There's a forum at smokstak.com and I have no doubt the old boys there could tell ya in a blink. I could post your pics there and ask if you like?

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    It's probably a bushel counter off of a threshing machine.

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    Thanks for the ideas. Feel free to share MihiT, there are no markings I can find anywhere. I'm gonna do some research on threshing machines, thanks for the idea.


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