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I have a few oddball gauges and controls that I have picked up over the years, and I thought I would post them here. Hopefully someone will be able to tell me more about them. First up is part of a triple gauge. From what I found online, it is missing the temperature gauge. One site I found says these were used on p-51 mustangs, but that one was marked as a "type B-7" whereas mine is not. Does anyone know if these were used on any other aircraft?

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I don't think this switch is aircraft related, but I have no Idea where to post it, so I will just add it to this post in hopes that someone can point me in the right direction. I am suspecting Navy, but I am just guessing.

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I know I have more kicking around somewhere, but that's all I have dug out for the moment. Thanks in advance for any help.

Levi

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  • 2 weeks later...

Hi,

 

I'm sure that the 42-70711 is the year of maufacture and serial number of the gague and not the aircraft it came from. Instrument companies do not know what particular aircraft one of the thousands of instruments made will be fitted to in an aircraft factory. What happens when a new instrument is fitted?

 

The gauge does look like the type that was fitted to a P-51 but it looks like the third (upper) engine temp mechanism, scale and pointer have been removed.

 

cheers,

 

-John (instrument maker/collector)

Interested in US Naval and Marine aviation history, aircrew wings & insignia.

WW2 US Navy and Marine Grumman Wildcat, Avenger & Douglas SBD aircraft.

Also interested in US 5th AF in Australia.


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Here is a correct Mustang gauge ........... by the way, I know that the B-7 was used in the P-40 Kittyhawk/Warhawk, same gauge (spec. 94-27943), made by the same company but not sure why it's called B-7. Some multi engined aircraft also used this type (B-25 Mitchell).

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Interested in US Naval and Marine aviation history, aircrew wings & insignia.

WW2 US Navy and Marine Grumman Wildcat, Avenger & Douglas SBD aircraft.

Also interested in US 5th AF in Australia.


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Sorry, my mistake, the B-25 used a 2 pointer gauge with just oil and fuel pressure, engine temp was a separate gauge..... John

Interested in US Naval and Marine aviation history, aircrew wings & insignia.

WW2 US Navy and Marine Grumman Wildcat, Avenger & Douglas SBD aircraft.

Also interested in US 5th AF in Australia.


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Next up is what I believe to be an oxygen regulator, but it has no markings except for "us gauge" on the face of the dial. I am not even sure if it is aircraft related, but hopefully someone here will recognize it.

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A O2 gauge would have "use no oil" on it this looks like a high pressure air gauge, ACFT high pressure gauges are usually smaller, this could be from an aircraft, but most acft gauges are serially numbered for tracking... It could be for industrial use...

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