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not an engine - The Refinery Supply Co. Device


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Old 12-22-2017, 01:49:38 PM
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I'm hoping someone here can help with this device. It was in dad's attic and he doesn't remember anything about it....he's at that stage.

The only two things I found were the patent and an old chemistry journal advertisement. I have not found any other instances looking through Oil and gas Museum pictures online. The patent said it was "...adapted for use in determining the specific gravity of gases."

I'm trying to get some info so I can decide to clean it up it or pass it on to someone with an interest in this. It's to handle pressure or vacuum. There's a glass tube that looks like a filter of sorts, but don't know if it's incoming or outgoing.

I'll get some better pictures later today.

Any help is appreciated.

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Default Re: not an engine - The Refinery Supply Co. Device

I might not be any help, except maybe give you more places to ask around. It reminds me of the thing heating guys use to measure the draft of a furnace when they service it. I don't know of any forums like that to go to, but if you know somebody in the business, you can ask them
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Thanks. I'll check around on that path.
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Here's a few more pics. There's a nut driver next to the fittings. It matches the size needed to open the access cover.

I rather not open it until I find out more about it. There may be a clean chamber or something since it is supposed to measure gases. There's a filter or dryer on the base with a petcock. I figure it's to relieve pressure...+ or -...since the petcock goes to atmosphere without any kind of connection.
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I'll throw this one out for a guess...

Brass-era automotive carbide/water acetylene generator?
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Default Re: not an engine - The Refinery Supply Co. Device

https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/nb...icpaperT89.pdf Look at page 7 and 10.

---------- Post added at 09:29:05 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:24:05 PM ----------

Try page 9, not 10

---------- Post added at 09:32:57 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:29:05 PM ----------

May have been used to find the specific gravity( density) of gas from an oil well or gas well. This would tell you the type of gas you have. Looks like a balance scale on the one end.

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Here is one for sale on ebay. Look at the end with the scale. Same name as yours. This is it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-ACM...19.m1438.l2649
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