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Hohmann & Maurer Oil Temperature Gauge

Posted 06-17-2011 at 11:18 AM by Linda Kelly
We have a Hohmann & Maurer Oil Temperature Gauge. While researching the item, the only information found indicated H&M was founded in 1885 and sold to Taylor Brothers in 1907 and that Power Specialty Co. was created in the 1900's merged to become Foster Wheeler in 1927. Someone told us this instrument may have been used on a Steam Ship. The intrument appears to be brass with a decorative H&M logo cast at the top. It has been stored in a wooden crate with wood shavings for many yeas. Can anyone confirm or clarify how how this item was actually used? Also how would we obtain a value the gauge if we were to consider selling it? Thank you.
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Hi Linda,
What you have here is a boiler thermometer. These were very commonly used on almost all steam applications including steam traction engines, factory boilers and If ever on the Belle of Louisville you'll see some on the backside of the boilers. While not all the common to find at flea markets, etc. they are out there. As far as a value, if the glass is intact, threads are good, you might get $100-$300 for one. I've been told there is value in having the original box and conventional "packing peanuts" inside. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 06-17-2011 at 03:30 PM by inactive user 01 inactive user 01 is offline
Hello Aaron, Thank you for taking the time and interest to reply to this post. This Hohmann & Maurer boiler thermometer does have the glass intact and has good threads. Do you know of any collectors that might be interested in making an offer on this old timer? Linda
Posted 06-19-2011 at 01:02 PM by Linda Kelly Linda Kelly is offline
Hey Linda,

I've had pretty decent luck with eBay, or attending an old swap meet. There's a big one in August in Portland, Indiana where you can find just about everything you ever wanted related to steam, tractors, etc.

Good luck!

Posted 06-19-2011 at 07:12 PM by inactive user 01 inactive user 01 is offline
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