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Submarine depth metre guage dugup??

Article about: Hi this is the first ever time I have actually got rather excited about one of my finds, so it hasn't quite "sunk in" I was digging for more poison bottles all day and I get nothin

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    Default Submarine depth metre guage dugup??

    Hi this is the first ever time I have actually got rather excited about one of my finds, so it hasn't quite "sunk in" I was digging for more poison bottles all day and I get nothing but common boring bottles and as always I find something epic which I believe is a vintage submarine depth metre guage but this is just my wild guess. I hope it is lol I uploaded a pic from google that the dial looks the same, the end bit. Can anyone confirm that it is off a sub? I dug it up quite close to where I found lancaster and naval parts. Also any clue on how I could clean this up without damaging it?
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    ok Ive tried to measure it and cleaned it up a little bit more:
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    Definitely a pressure gauge - and the needle is the same shape - but the dial graduations would have told you but they are long gone.
    Trouble is, it could have equally been off a boiler or air compressor...... you would never know now.

    Dan
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Judging by the size, ie very small, I doubt this is related to submarines, they were usually a great deal larger than this as they needed to be seen clearly by a number of personel in the control room

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    Quote by davejb View Post
    Judging by the size, ie very small, I doubt this is related to submarines, they were usually a great deal larger than this as they needed to be seen clearly by a number of personel in the control room
    I found another forum with someone has a similar piece with the exact same dial and people said its not from control room but probably from the torpedo room, would be pretty cool if it was from that

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    dugup this same place as that pressure guage thing, anyone a clue what this heavy piece is? I was told its made from bitumen:
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    No idea what it is, but bitumen??? Click on the link below.
    Bitumen - A Smelly but Useful Material of Interest

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    Reminds me of a parafin heater or the like?

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    Brataccas: It's very unusual to find something like a submarine guage buried in the ground. In fact, I do't believe I have ever heard of that happening. Danmark is right, it's a presure guage of some sort, but probably not from a submarine. Exactly where did you find it? Is the location close to a naval facility that handled submarines at any time, and is the location relatively near the water? The location is important. Of course, if the location is a former public dump, anyone could have tossed it there in which case it can be any sort of pressure guage, even one off a submarine. Dwight

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    I would agree with Ade, looks like a heater, and would guess its enamelled cast iron.
    Hangarman

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