Pressure Transmitter

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    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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