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Classic Auto and Motorcycle Tools => Classic Auto and Motorcycle Tools => Topic started by: Hoarder on May 09, 2017, 06:53:45 PM

Title: Brass Schrader tire pressure gauge
Post by: Hoarder on May 09, 2017, 06:53:45 PM
Have a brass Schrader gauge with original cloth bag. The Schrader name below the neck is double struck by the letters h r a d & r. Wonder how old this is?
Title: Re: Brass Schrader tire pressure gauge
Post by: john k on May 09, 2017, 07:32:47 PM
Remember seeing those at gas stations, would say the 40s-50s.  1920s they were very short, 2.5 inches. 
Title: Re: Brass Schrader tire pressure gauge
Post by: Plyerman on May 13, 2017, 09:18:13 AM
Nowadays they are made out of chrome-painted plastic. Yuck.
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Post by: Nasutushenri on May 13, 2017, 10:06:19 AM
These Schrader gauges are 3.5 inch. Also from the 20s ?

Henri
Title: Re: Brass Schrader tire pressure gauge
Post by: Hoarder on May 15, 2017, 07:29:08 AM
Those shorter gauges I guess worked with ballon tires (lower pressure?) so not as much extension needed. I also notice they appear to be chrome plated brass. My brass only unit appears to be the first in the long decrease in quality to present day plastic. I just tested my gauge and it works and is accurate, I just threw out a present day plastic as it was none functional.
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Post by: d42jeep on October 13, 2018, 05:25:42 AM
The Navy specified a very similar one (although surprisingly chrome plated during the chrome restrictions) during WW2.
-Don
Title: Re: Brass Schrader tire pressure gauge
Post by: Nasutushenri on October 13, 2018, 08:05:18 AM
Those shorter gauges I guess worked with ballon tires (lower pressure?) so not as much extension needed. I also notice they appear to be chrome plated brass. My brass only unit appears to be the first in the long decrease in quality to present day plastic. I just tested my gauge and it works and is accurate, I just threw out a present day plastic as it was none functional.

Hoarder, you're right. The short gauges were for ballon tires.

Don, I have a few tire gauges from WW2.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5544/11750712456_11a4a67a3d_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/iUntqC)Tire pressure gauges WW2 (https://flic.kr/p/iUntqC) by Henri Nasutus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/100761653@N07/), on Flickr


Regards
Henri
Title: Re: Brass Schrader tire pressure gauge
Post by: bonneyman on October 13, 2018, 10:44:50 AM
I've had some nice ones.
Title: Re: Brass Schrader tire pressure gauge
Post by: d42jeep on October 15, 2018, 10:38:48 AM
Those shorter gauges I guess worked with ballon tires (lower pressure?) so not as much extension needed. I also notice they appear to be chrome plated brass. My brass only unit appears to be the first in the long decrease in quality to present day plastic. I just tested my gauge and it works and is accurate, I just threw out a present day plastic as it was none functional.

Hoarder, you're right. The short gauges were for ballon tires.

Don, I have a few tire gauges from WW2.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5544/11750712456_11a4a67a3d_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/iUntqC)Tire pressure gauges WW2 (https://flic.kr/p/iUntqC) by Henri Nasutus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/100761653@N07/), on Flickr


Regards
Henri
Henri, you sure do. I have a few as well. The top one is a civilian model and the bottom one is an unusual upper echelon gauge.
-Don
-Don
Title: Re: Brass Schrader tire pressure gauge
Post by: Nasutushenri on October 15, 2018, 11:19:42 AM

Don, for the record,
the top one is marked: US PROPERTY ORDNANCE DEPT
the second one: U.S. PROPERTY ORDNANCE DEPT
the third one: US
the fourth one: U.S. PROPERTY Q.M.C. 8-G-620
the bottom one: U.S. PROPERTY Q.M.C.

Regards
Henri


Title: Re: Brass Schrader tire pressure gauge
Post by: d42jeep on October 15, 2018, 12:34:57 PM
Nice collection!
-Don
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Post by: oldgoaly on October 17, 2018, 05:21:02 PM
The short straight one 1920's one in the pic next to the tin
Title: Re: Brass Schrader tire pressure gauge
Post by: lptools on October 17, 2018, 05:30:38 PM
Hello, oldgoaly. That is very cool ,but what  are we looking at?? Thanks, Lou
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Post by: oldgoaly on October 17, 2018, 07:16:26 PM
Store display and one of the gauges from that era.
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Post by: papadan on October 17, 2018, 09:36:12 PM
That's a cool display!
Title: Re: Brass Schrader tire pressure gauge
Post by: d42jeep on February 13, 2019, 02:23:57 PM
Since I posted the Navy NAF catalog page, I found a matching Schroeder gauge in the box. The illustration of the car on the box suggests the age of the tool.
-Don
Title: Re: Brass Schrader tire pressure gauge
Post by: p_toad on February 14, 2019, 03:57:26 PM
Just goes to show how good the original design.   Too bad most of them aren't made as well.   :undecided: