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Offline Hoarder

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Brass Schrader tire pressure gauge
« 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?
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Offline john k

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Re: Brass Schrader tire pressure gauge
« Reply #1 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. 
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Re: Brass Schrader tire pressure gauge
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2017, 09:18:13 AM »
Nowadays they are made out of chrome-painted plastic. Yuck.
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Re: Brass Schrader tire pressure gauge
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2017, 10:06:19 AM »
These Schrader gauges are 3.5 inch. Also from the 20s ?

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Re: Brass Schrader tire pressure gauge
« Reply #4 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.