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I have a tool that has a gauge on it and is made of wood and metal. Any ideas on what this is supposed to do?

John III

 
Posts: 1752 | Location: Colorado in the USA | Registered: October 17, 2005
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Pic 2 - the back

 
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Pic 3 - bottom has a brass plug that says "escape"

 
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Pic 4 - a lever on the left side moves a pointer on the right side.

 
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Pic 5 - the pointer mechanism

 
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Any idea on what this tool does, when it was made, or what company it might be for?

Thanks,

John
 
Posts: 1752 | Location: Colorado in the USA | Registered: October 17, 2005
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Since no one else will muster up....

I would guess a level probably used in application to see which way water is flowing.

That's what I would guess. Perhaps others will expound or blow me out of the water.

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bb
 
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A member at a local watch club said it was most likely a gauge made at the Elgin Watch Company. There is a part missing that goes in the across from the pointer that holds a wheel. My understanding is that this is a tool to measure the tolerances of the escape wheel. He said the pointer could be changed out to measure other wheels. They would change out the brass plug as needed.
 
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