November 26, 2012 at 1:04 pm #2053
Rochester Manufacturing Co Inc: Oil Pressure Transmitter/Sender. Found under the Coughtrie BD, next to the Circuit Bay doorway. The one pictured was made and shipped around 1943 and returned as surplus to stores in Wales in 1947.
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There is something a little odd (if not slightly disturbing) about the one used in the Falcon here. Where the rubber hose is attached to the unit, the unit’s tube-like intake part looks squashed – with a line or a crack down the centre. This part is approximately 3mm to 4mm thick aluminium, which makes me think the MF piece maybe from a crashed aircraft.
The sensor/dial looking part, I think, is made larger and sits on top of the origional part and is made from a softer material such as plastic or even a leather. Reason being that the object is at head height, all sticky outy and origionally 1mm thick metal, which would definitely cut even on the softest collision with it – also, the edges are slightly curled upwards which couldn’t happen with this type of metal.
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