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  • Fouga23
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Jan 2006
    • 2257

    help identifying gauges

    Could anyone here tell me which aircraft these instruments are from? Any help is appreciated.



    thanks!
    Last edited by Fouga23; 15th May 2012, 12:30.
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  • Mark_pilkington
    Rank 9999 Registered User
    • Jun 2004
    • 1791

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    Fouga

    it would be easier to seek help if in addition to the photos you could present the details of each instrument in the following text form to help identify possible aircraft types as they appear to be of various vintage and nationality ie French? UK, USA?

    you should be able to identify for each one the maker, ie Bendix etc

    If they are UK Mininstry of Defence they will have a name plate or ink stamp with 6A/1234 or 106A/1234 format identity numbers, US Defence will have their own numbers ,purely civiluse instruments may not have any such ID but the maker may still provide a model number of some description,

    you then need to identify them by function/role ie you have various carb, exhaust and oil temp gauges, % RPM, flap indicators etc

    you will also need to list their indication/display range ie for the instrument pictured bottom row left side it is a dual scale 0-120 degree C Oil Temperature gauge, knowing its nationality, make, model and if avail "6A/" identity number would allow type of aircraft to be identified with someone familiar with either that nationality, or that make.

    However I am reasonably sure the middle row second from left instrument USA made Milwaukee Wisconcin ?eaver ?Rooks Co "0 - 500" Degree Farienheit Tempurature gauge is NOT from any aircraft as it shows a "streilizer range marking from 240 to 250 Deg F which suggests its for some industrial process like milk processing?

    Many others look post war, and appear to be marked in French?

    best I can do from the photos provided, but I am sure the above text details will allow others to assist.

    If the pointers and scale markings glow in the dark after exposure to strong lights or daylight they are most likely radioactive coated.

    regards

    Mark Pilkington
    "Never has a Country so Big!, owed so Much!, to those who Flew!"

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    • Fouga23
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Jan 2006
      • 2257

      #3
      attached a word file with all the data. File is virus scanned and clean
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      Last edited by Fouga23; 4th March 2006, 17:34.
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      • Vega ECM
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Oct 2005
        • 492

        #4
        Originally posted by Mark_pilkington View Post
        Fouga

        If the pointers and scale markings glow in the dark after exposure to strong lights or daylight they are most likely radioactive coated.
        Ah no - the safe, non radioactive, phosphorescent coating are really quite efficient so they will give a very good glow in the dark......... Hence its impossible to use a glow in the dark test to confirm if radioactive. (In fact its pretty much the opposite of what you describe, safe phosphorescent are light energised, whilst radio-luminescent are not) Just looking very closely at the paint is not at all reliably even if you've seen a good few (cream with tiny brown specks if you want to give it a try....... but its very difficult).

        Some, a few, are marked with an "L" next to or near the part number.

        The only sure way you will tell is by ref to the spec or a Geiger counter.

        In the UK late in the 1940's most radioactive faces were changed out, and its only a minority (maybe 1 in 15-20) that are radioactive when I check with my Geiger counter.
        Last edited by Vega ECM; 14th November 2010, 18:51.

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        • smirky
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          • Oct 2008
          • 835

          #5
          row 2 numbers 1&5 and row 3 numbers 1,2 & 4 look suspicious

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          • Fouga23
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Jan 2006
            • 2257

            #6
            Bump Anyone know what aircraft these came from?
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