German WWII BF 109 Messerschmitt Pressure Gauge/Field Test Equipment

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German WWII BF 109 Messerschmitt Pressure Gauge/Field Test Equipment-This rare piece of field equipment was used to test the Messerschmitt BF109 which as you know was one of the planes that was the backbone of the Luftwaffe. This very important piece of equipment was used for testing the Fuel, Lubricant, and Pressure of these planes. Made by Schäffer & Budenberg, a company founded in 1850 in Prussia. The Budenberg Gauge Company is still around and is now based in the United Kingdom. The company is renowned for the manufacture of high-quality pressure gauges, thermometers, valves and manifolds. The box has a very nice maker plaque on the front of the box with the werk no.and the maker’s name. Three bakelite gauges and their hoses are stored in a blue wooden box that measures 12 inches by 9 inches by 16 ½ inches in size. The wooden case retains the majority of its blue veneered paint finish, as well as the markings on the top of the box. The box has steel handles on the sides, it does not snap close and there is no closure mechanism remaining on the front. There were two hinges on the reverse, but only one of the top hinges remains, so the box lid is loose. The inside holds the three gauges that test for each of the fuel, pressure and oil. They are very nicely marked. There is a wooden bar that is also nicely marked with labels, and is attached to a set of steel bars that pivots up and down to hold the gauges securely in the box. There is a set of paper instructions for using the instruments that is pasted to the underside of the top lid. The label is still very readable, and beautifully age toned. Extra shipping will apply as this item weighs 30 pounds. This is a terrific piece of important field gear, and a great display item.