Title ANTIQUE HANDCRAFTED WOOD & STEEL WATER LEVEL GAUGE.
Seller ID 78-0103
The frame consists of two 3 x 1 3/4 x 54 l. maple pieces spaced about 1 apart joined at the top and near the bottom by maple crossbars. One of the vertical pieces is impressed with a numbered scale of 36 graduated by the 1/4. A steelcounterweight slides up & down in grooves cut into the inside of each of the vertical pieces attached to which is a steel pointer that rides up & down the face of the scale. Attached to the top of the vertical pieces is a steel mount for a pulley aligned so that a brass plumber's chain attached to the counterweight is pulled between the vertical pieces and attachable to a float (not present). The bottom of the scaled vertical piece has a curved section removed & an oval hole; the other piece has a round hole - the purposes of which are unknown. Scribe marks on both crossbars. Gauges of this type were used in railroad water towers, although they were much taller to measure feet. This gauge. of course, was designed for a lesser vessel. Since it was acquired at a farm sale, it was probably use with a holding tank or cistern for rain water. Very minor signs of use. Net weight about 15 lbs. This item will require special packing. PLEASE INQUIRE ABOUT SHIPPING COSTS BEFORE ORDERING, AS THEY WILL VARY GREATLY DEPENDING ON DESTINATION AND CARRIER.