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Stewart Hart25/04/2018 13:17:47
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Take one old beat up pressure gauge

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One cheap electric clock movement

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Cut the guts out of the gauge

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Replace it with the movement and hey presto you have a pressure gauge clock.

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Its amazing what you get up to when your bored

smiley

Stew

Michael Gilligan25/04/2018 13:31:21
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I trust you found something interesting to do with the Bourdon tube and mechanism, Stew

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Jeff Dayman25/04/2018 13:33:20
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Maybe when I visit the UK we can go for a pint at about 25 psi.

Stewart Hart25/04/2018 13:37:38
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Posted by Jeff Dayman on 25/04/2018 13:33:20:

Maybe when I visit the UK we can go for a pint at about 25 psi.

I don't drink pints only feet and inches crook but yes any time your over we'll make it a date.

Stew

Neil Wyatt25/04/2018 14:12:21
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I've got a bourdon movement that would probably fit that clock case...

Nigel Bennett25/04/2018 14:22:38
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If it was a metric pressure gauge it'd be time to go to the bar...

Speedy Builder525/04/2018 15:41:46
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When I was working, TIME = PRESSURE. in pressure terms, 0 Psi = breakfast at home, 70 Psi after the morning meeting, Mild panic at midday, no time for lunch. Most pressure came towards the end of the day at 300Psi so the clock was about right.
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Philip Rowe25/04/2018 16:13:02
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I can see that in some arty farty antique shop selling for around £300! So I suggest that we all have a rummage under the bench and start producing antiques for the future.

Phil

Stewart Hart25/04/2018 16:23:24
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Posted by Speedy Builder5 on 25/04/2018 15:41:46:

When I was working, TIME = PRESSURE. in pressure terms, 0 Psi = breakfast at home, 70 Psi after the morning meeting, Mild panic at midday, no time for lunch. Most pressure came towards the end of the day at 300Psi so the clock was about right.
BobH

Never thought of it in them terms:- working under time pressure, or pressured by time, lack of time pressure etc etc.

Stew

Roger Williams 225/04/2018 17:32:21
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What about time in nautical miles perhaps !.

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Carl Wilson 425/04/2018 18:37:43
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Not you as well. It's bad enough with Doubleboost doing it.

I'm going to get an old clock and make it into a pressure gauge.
John Haine25/04/2018 18:59:49
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Calibrated in lbf per square nano-light-second?

Sam Stones25/04/2018 20:14:55
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Stewart,

Instead of batteries (or winding), you could have used the air spring.

Sam

richardandtracy26/04/2018 12:59:39
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Was reading 'Echoes of the Oil Country 4' last night & Bill Osborne talked of using a modified pressure gauge as a dial gauge. This was 1901/1902. Seems redundant pressure gauges have been used for other purposes for well over a century.

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Michael Cottle26/04/2018 14:32:26
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The nautical miles option should do well in Germany! They have a system of 'Engineering minutes' for timesheets etc with 100 minutes in the hour!

Regards

Michael

oldvelo26/04/2018 15:41:42
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Posted by Stewart Hart on 25/04/2018 16:23:24:
Posted by Speedy Builder5 on 25/04/2018 15:41:46:

When I was working, TIME = PRESSURE. in pressure terms, 0 Psi = breakfast at home, 70 Psi after the morning meeting, Mild panic at midday, no time for lunch. Most pressure came towards the end of the day at 300Psi so the clock was about right.
BobH

Never thought of it in them terms:- working under time pressure, or pressured by time, lack of time pressure etc etc.

Stew

 

Hi I made this to compensate for this by adding an unloader valve

Happy being retired this device is working perfectly for me.

Eric

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Carl Wilson 429/04/2018 19:03:36
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Re the idea that people have been converting pressure gauges to other things for decades...people have been committing murder for millenia, it doesn't make it any less wrong!

I'd not make a clock to gauge conversion using pounds per square light second. That would be mixing units.

I've had enough now, I'm off to the bar...
Mick B129/04/2018 19:54:17
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You're all wrong. What you're actually doing is measuring time as a unit of pressure.

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Meunier29/04/2018 21:52:03
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Posted by Carl Wilson 4 on 29/04/2018 19:03:36:
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I've had enough now, I'm off to the bar...snip

If we are mixing units, then that would be 14.7psig then, Carl
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Sam Stones29/04/2018 22:59:04
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Would time run backwards if you applied a vacuum to the ‘air spring?cheeky

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