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EIEIO    Posted 08-04-2002 at 13:06:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am coming to the most intelligent group of people I know (I don't get out much). I have posted two pictures of something. It is a guage of some kind and Dennis and I have yet to figure out what it is. I have even searched the net for the company that made it, I found the company but as far as finding the gauge I come up with zip, zilch, zero, nada, etc. Any help will be appreciated.

Remember the right answer wins a GRAND Prize.

Thanks one and all.

EIEIO-GRAND PRIZE    Posted 08-04-2002 at 15:59:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well since we sorta got a few correct answers you have your choice of Grand Prizes:
GRAND Larceny
GRAND Theft Auto

Thanks for the help

Larry    Posted 08-04-2002 at 19:13:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]

How about: Gramdma and Grandpa?

Hogman** HOW ABOUT A GRAND DAY FOR WINNERS AND LOSERS ALIKE    Posted 08-04-2002 at 18:03:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
AND A GREAT BIG HOPE YER DOIN OKAY SWEET LADY!!!!!! No puffin,no puffin!!!!!!

EIEIO    Posted 08-04-2002 at 18:13:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
No puffin, no puffin, just the normal old age huffin, huffin and huffin.

How are you and Mrs. Hogman doing? Tell her we said hi.

Hogman    Posted 08-04-2002 at 18:37:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Doin great and I'll sure tell Her.

Hang in, much of tha huffin will go away as Your lungs get cleared up more. Proud of Ya.....

Dennis is You done away with tha fumigater exhustagater??? Tha (DELETED) had no such problems with exhaust fumes do to using tha first known recyclin system known namely just runnin it right back inta that power provider. No engine Ya understan,a power provider was used. Tha super triple inverted drive precluded usin a regular engine due to mechanical problems with fuel goin thru so many consecitive convoluted convolsions.

ger    Posted 08-04-2002 at 17:25:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
i,ll take the grande theft auto, i,s needs a new set wheels .k la gerter

ger    Posted 08-04-2002 at 17:30:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
can,t even spell my name working to hard here ta day ,i been building a nudist beach all day long

EIEIO    Posted 08-04-2002 at 19:13:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
okay I'll bite, WHAT NUDIST BEACH - IN YOUR FREEZING WEATHER - Boy could I make some great comments but for sure I would get kicked off the board!!!!

ger    Posted 08-04-2002 at 19:29:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
ha ha ,were tough up here haven,t ya ever heard of the polar bear culbs all over the place up here,i ll explain about the beach someday ,just on the way out the door now ,gotta go see if i can enlist some fraulines for the beach lol later ger

Grove r    Posted 08-04-2002 at 16:52:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'll take a "grand", or even a grand time.....has been grand, by any standards, how about a "grand piano" or a stay in Grand Forks, you look grand, the Grand Canyon is grand this time of year......

EIEIO-PLUS    Posted 08-04-2002 at 16:06:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
You figure out what I can do with about ten of these and there is a bonus package!!?? My tractor only needs one and I will keep one for a spare.

Dennis in Ma    Posted 08-04-2002 at 15:46:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I used to work for a steam manufacturing plant that supplied high pressure steam to many of the factories all over Brockton Ma. We ran steam at over 2500 lbs in the boiler. Could have come from something like that if anyone still uses steam for factories.

Okie-Dokie    Posted 08-04-2002 at 15:02:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Pressure gauge for blow-out preventer used when drilling for gas and oil Now just what did I win?

Dennis    Posted 08-04-2002 at 19:27:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
You have won, among other grand prizes, 500 used and abused tires for your NEW (I bet you thought I was going to say new Tractor or Car Huh?) Your NEW potato garden.
Tires will be delivered by the (Deleted)ETD tractor some time in the night.

Good Luck and Congratulations again.

PS They did drill for gas outside the barn!
No Luck!

DeadCarp - well see --    Posted 08-04-2002 at 14:36:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
There aren't too many of these around anymore but that's the second-most sought-after accessory for the dashboard of an ETD tractor. The half shown was designed to remotely monitor your better half's disposition and when household pressures approached a certain critical mass, the tractor would warm itself up so's you could make one last wisecrack and head for the fields! The trusty Donkey-Laugh Horn is the rarest accessory cuz it was mounted on the 3-point hitch and was thus so vulnerable to frying pans. The ETD was indeed a man's tractor. :)

Gimpleg Fagon    Posted 08-04-2002 at 16:26:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, DeadCarp, I think you are correct as usual! I have read about an alternate mounting postion for the donkey laugh horn which was the left, number 2, middle, inboard, axle hub. This mounting position was quite popular in Central and South America where ETD operators encountered many donkeys and other similar beasts of burden. The horn was usually re-programed to emit a loud screeching wail. Herman Schnider describes the use of this horn in his, 1931 book, "Farming in British Honduras And a list of better hotels with flush toilets in Central America." Herman prases the horn and states that without it he couldn't have completed his reseach into the sleeping habits of the the Red Bushy Footed Tick Sucker. Hope this helps.

Hogman    Posted 08-04-2002 at 17:57:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
If memory serves Me properly Herman was snatched up by an Alien Taxicab manned by Native dancing Girls from East Los Angeles and appears to have been lost in outer space for quit some time. Seemingly it was an attempt by a distant space blob to steal the original and seldom seen by any but the closest to the Essex project plans for said Essex now known as the (DELETED). Perhaps Grove has an update on this matter.

Gimpleg    Posted 08-04-2002 at 20:08:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hogman, you are correct. That is the same Herman Schnider. He was returned, but never fully recovered. He keep returning to the East L.A. Barrio in seach of a dark eyed cantina girl named Falina. After a long spiral down, he finally found a job With Dodge designing ashless ashtrays for Dodge pick ups. BTW, His book came handy when me and Jake was operating a flying school in Belize City. Yup, one time we was out over the keys and an oil line broke, and well, we barely glided to this little, unpopulated island and.....Well I guess that's another story.

Grove r--Imatation Alert!!!!    Posted 08-04-2002 at 17:44:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Please be careful......this might be an imatation of the original [DELETE], gauge [s] used. The originals were made from throwastilite, a substance that looks and feels like brass, can only be diferentiated by an involved process called ustiofrendoses, but be careful, this should only be performed by an expeirienced, individual, otherwise a severe case of "opto-recto-mitis" could develope, [the resultant malady causes the nerves in the rectum and eyes to become crossed, making everything look the shlts]. The tip-off was the mounting mode of the gauge, these are base mount, the Essex used only panel mount guages. Sorry to be a "wet Blanket" so to speak, but, we must try to preserve the true uniqueness of these great machines.

On the "donkey laugh horn" issue; proper terminology has it listed as a "BraeHorn, with due respects to a "Col. Brae, who was in charge of Westfailing charge unit of D section of Lite Donkeys and Drivers, Mortitionvil QC. who petitioned its use to drive off the dove footed prevo believed to be responsible for K ration disapearances. It is distressful to understand that the braehorn met its demise from attacks by an enraged individual weilding a "skillet", how demeaning! have a gooder, R.E.L.

EIEIO-I am on my way!!!!    Posted 08-04-2002 at 16:05:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
You mean to tell me that I finally have the start of my very own ETD Tractor, WOW! If I can hook up with a dash and connect this to that along with a internal rupthorton that goes with, I think, the external westergraphic that I am on my way.

Do I still have to wear the duct tape and my tin foil hat. I figured why I was being dumb, dumb, dumber yesterday I was using my mettalic orange duct tape to hold on my hat but I reread my instructions and I was wrong!!

Clem    Posted 08-04-2002 at 16:36:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yup, you can take off the foil hat and duct tape. The alignment of Mars with the Moon and the Brooklyn Bridge gives you protection for a couple weeks. Keep an eye on Dennis, he may be effected,too. Hope this helps.

Grove r    Posted 08-04-2002 at 13:48:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi, EO, looks like a fairly uptown, [exspensive], Borden Tube pressure guage.....don't know what for exactly, three thousand PSI operating is fairly high for most applications, [half the guage reading], Was/is oil or gas activity in your area at one time? may have possibly been used in conjunction with this.....otherwise, I dunno....have a gooder, and watch the thumbs, R.E.L.

EIEIO    Posted 08-04-2002 at 19:20:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Grove r - until we moved to Arkansas about the only gas activity around was Dennis, but that is another story that would be opening up a can of beans.

Anyway here we do have lots of gas wells, the only thing we can figure is that the fellow who owned our place before the bank took it may have borrowed a bunch of them and never returned them.

They are brand new because the plastic is still on the face plate. Dennis or I will probably have to see who does the gas work around here and just return them. I sure don't want to go to the slammer for something I didn't do.

JoeK    Posted 08-04-2002 at 13:40:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
With that kind of capacity,it could almost only be a hydraulic pressure gauge for some hi=pressure application.Cannot think of anything else developing that kinda PSI.

JoeK    Posted 08-04-2002 at 13:59:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
After a lil research I find M/D Totco seems to be a systems supplier in geologic drilling operations,gas,oil,geothermal...If these were left behind your barn may have been a storage/monitoring station for drilling operations in your area.Watch for

Drill    Posted 08-05-2002 at 00:16:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
It's a pressure gauge used in the oil industry in many different areas. TOTCO on the face stands for Technical Oil Tool Corporation. The one fellow was right about the blow out preventers, but I have also seen them used on the drilling fluid circulation system also. There where usually used with a remote sensor so could be mounted in any location. Hope this helps Drill

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