Retro gauges

Industrial gaugesIndustrial gauges made in Australia 1940s-1950s

This collection set comprises 6 gauges, all rescued from various machines now put out to pasture. I collected them with a view to making an art work – they all have that fabulous industrial vibe – but just haven’t gotten round to it. And truth be told- they look just as great heaped together as a collection on a shelf.

In the same way that I love vintage kitchen scales, slide rules and cameras – I love gauges. It’s something about the moving parts and the way that functional objects were crafted so beautifully in the 40s and 50s.

For sale: $AUD95 [I would love to see what you will do with the gauges…]

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7 thoughts on “Retro gauges

    • you bet we will…but of course i shall insist that we all do our ‘collecting’ properly attired! dresses for everyone, including mike. i may even wear a nice vintage apron, in case i get grease on my chiffon.

      • HILARIOUS! We might require some alcohol in order to get a police officer to dress drag – ok LOTS of spirits – LOTS. I do know that around here, in order to go through junk yards you must wear closed toe shoes. That might throw off the chiffon.

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