Extremely rare, large, heavy & impressive industrial yarn strength tester or tensile testing machine used to test thread resistance & thread elasticity (double scale). This machine uses gravity to test threads (no springs) and can be used actually.
However it is a really beautiful, exceptional and collectable item with a powerful steampunk look. This measuring instrument belonged to a textile company (Compañia textil Sudamericana de hilados) that imported it from England during 1920 s´. This impressive apparatus has a hydraulic pump with piston (full of oil) that works as a deceleration device to make accurate measuring.
It has a lever to adjust deceleration and a tripod with calibration screws. Scale: 5 to 3000 grams. It has been calibrated and cleaned to make it functional (not restored in any way to preserve its original antique condition). Weight: more or less 50 lbs. All defects not mentioned but visible in the pictures will be considered as described.If you have any question, do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you for your visit. The item "HUGE ANTIQUE 50 LBS. YARN STRENGTH TENSILE TESTER MACHINE TESTING THREAD SCALE" is in sale since Friday, July 5, 2019. This item is in the category "Business & Industrial\Test, Measurement & Inspection\Other Test, Measurement & Inspection".
The seller is "liancollect" and is located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires. This item can be shipped worldwide.