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Dead Men Tales: The Metal Manometer

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HeatingHelp Posts: 492
edited August 2021 in THE MAIN WALL



The Metal Manometer

At first, Eugene Bourdon was annoyed when he saw what his worker had done to the metal tube, but then it gave him an idea that would save countless lives. In this episode, Dan Holohan tells us about an invention that’s at the heart of every pressure gauge ever made (even to this day).

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Comments

  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 12,666
    HAHA and all these years I thought it was a "Bourbon Gauge" Quite the invention. Mercoid still uses that style for pressure controls
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,124
    I’ll drink to that!  :D
    Retired and loving it.
  • dopey27177
    dopey27177 Member Posts: 873
    Another great story!!
    I remember an old adage you taught me, Sometimes you do something stupid you get a reward!!

    In this tale something stupid like damaging a metal tube changed the industrialized world.

    Keep them coming Dan, You are showing us the wonder of the human brain.

    Jake
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,124
    Thanks, Jake!
    Retired and loving it.
  • TomP
    TomP Member Posts: 7
    Thanks for another great story. I can see that his watch making skills would have helped greatly developing the little wheels and gears that made it all work. Loved the saxophone too. Reminds me of the early comment about computers, that while they will have their place in business, I can't imagine anyone wanting one in their home.
  • Alan (California Radiant) Forbes
    Alan (California Radiant) Forbes Member Posts: 3,449
    edited July 2021
    What a guy! Thanks, Dan!


    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour
  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 6,699

    HAHA and all these years I thought it was a "Bourbon Gauge" Quite the invention. Mercoid still uses that style for pressure controls

    But I still don't know how Bourdon is pronounced nor do I generally have occasion to say it out loud.
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,124
    Thanks, guys. I’m glad you’re enjoying the tales. 
    Retired and loving it.
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,124
    @EBEBRATT-Ed. Here’s how to pronounce his name. 

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=O8CCihnD1cs
    Retired and loving it.
    Alan (California Radiant) Forbes