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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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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.

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Re: Brass Schrader tire pressure gauge
« Reply #5 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.
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Re: Brass Schrader tire pressure gauge
« Reply #6 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.

Tire pressure gauges WW2 by Henri Nasutus, on Flickr


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Re: Brass Schrader tire pressure gauge
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2018, 10:44:50 AM »
I've had some nice ones.
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Re: Brass Schrader tire pressure gauge
« Reply #8 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.

Tire pressure gauges WW2 by Henri Nasutus, on Flickr


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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.
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Re: Brass Schrader tire pressure gauge
« Reply #9 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.

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Re: Brass Schrader tire pressure gauge
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2018, 12:34:57 PM »
Nice collection!
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Re: Brass Schrader tire pressure gauge
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2018, 05:21:02 PM »
The short straight one 1920's one in the pic next to the tin
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Re: Brass Schrader tire pressure gauge
« Reply #12 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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Re: Brass Schrader tire pressure gauge
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2018, 07:16:26 PM »
Store display and one of the gauges from that era.
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Re: Brass Schrader tire pressure gauge
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2018, 09:36:12 PM »
That's a cool display!
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