Vintage Brass Jas Morrison Steam Ship Gauge
Wonderful and Rare Circa WWII Heavy Vintage Brass JAS MORRISON of TORONTO - Steam Ship Single Spring Pressure Guage - Collinwood Shipyards<br /><br />Collector's of fine antiques take notice...this is just a beautiful piece that shows very regal! It is made of a beautiful hand-polished, professionally maintained brass, manufactured by The Jas Morrison Brass M.F.G. Co. LTD in Toronto and professionally mounted on a lovely rich colored solid piece of oak. GREAT DISPLAY!! It's condition is suggested to be a rating of excellence, with only very minor blemishes which include tiny scratches and minor bumps in the brass casing. Through the photos we have made the attempt to share this item's condition.<br /><br />The face is clear and easy to read however there is some discoloration present, and again, very minor blemishes, consistent with it's years in service. As it appears very well kept we do not know if it indeed works. This has been enjoyed as a part of our personal maritime museum and has always brought a good deal conversation and interest.<br /><br />You find the following printed on the face:<br /><br />"THE COLLINGWOOD SHIPYARDS LTD", "COLLINGWOOD, ONT."<br /><br />"023-352416"<br /><br />"SINGLE SPRING"<br /><br />"THE JAS.MORRISON BRASS M.F.G. C.O. L.T.D TORONTO. 213 876<br /><br />Research tells us...<br /><br />In 1855, the Ontario, Simcoe & Huron (later called The Northern) railway came into Collingwood, and the harbour became the shipment point for goods destined for the upper Great Lakes ports of Chicago and Port Arthur-Ft. William (now Thunder Bay). Shipping produced a need for ship repairs, so it was not long before an organized ship building business was created. On May 24, 1883, the Collingwood Shipyards, formerly known as Collingwood Dry Dock Shipbuilding and Foundry Company Limited, opened with a special ceremony. On September 12, 1901, the Huronic was launched in Collingwood, the first steel-hulled ship launched in Canada. The shipyards produced Lakers and during World War II contributed to the production of Corvettes for the Royal Canadian Navy. Shipbuilding was one of the principal industries in the town, employing as much as 10% of the total labor force. Overseas competition and over capacity in shipbuilding in Canada led to the demise of shipbuilding in Collingwood in September 1986.<br /><br />Approximate Measurements: <br /><br />Overall diameter, including solid wood mount is 10.5 inches. Depth is 3.5 inches<br /><br />The gauge is 9 inches in diameter<br /><br />Glass face is 6.5 inches in diameter<br /><br />Pipe fitting on the bottom end is 3/8 inches in diameter (inside)<br /><br />Weighs 7.2 lbs (without packaging materials and shipping box)<br /><br />This piece would make for a very unique and special gift to one who loves to collect nautical Memorabilia. It shows absolutely grand!<br />
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