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Instrument question.
« on: April 26, 2014, 05:32:28 PM »
It's not about XM569 but a young fella, no really there are some young blokes at the Jet Age Museum, bought a bit of kit at an Aero Jumble recently but doesn't know what it's for. I am pretty sure it's from a Vulcan because it has 'Olympus 102' on it so it would be from a B1 except the date on it says 08 April 1967, bit late for a B1?

Could it be engine fire extinguisher content indicator? That's my guess anyway.

Dial face


Magnetic underneath


Date of Manufacture?


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Re: Instrument question.
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2014, 01:36:09 AM »
Ok - Well you want to make this interesting - Top right of the bracket (Photo 1) is the Sect/Ref 6A/50xx - cannot read the last 1 or 2 numbers = on the dial above the pointer is the Smiths industries part number. From your description I do not think that it is a fire extinguisher content guage, as the back of the guage is magnetic and by the shaping I would go for a tacho driven indicator - Having difficulties matching it to the Vulcan parts manual and maybe not an on aircraft item (Guage face wrong colour for cockpit).

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Re: Instrument question.
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2014, 09:10:09 AM »
David,

Above the WD arrow there is a number please provide also on the other side of the adjacent nut there is a serial number. Or looks as if there is one

If you can provide them then there is a possibility of doing something for you through a number of sources

Also remember that Olympus were also Marine engines and they were under development at that date

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Re: Instrument question.
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2014, 11:11:42 AM »
Thanks Deeleyt and Isi, I've emailed Ryan, the young bloke that bought it, and when he gets back to me with the numbers I'll post them on here.
My guess at a fire extinguisher gauge was based on what the one in our kitchen looks like so probably not the best basis for  a very uneducated guess  :-[

I'm off to pick our daughter up from Brize soon so won't respond until this evening, if Ryan gets back to me. I sent him the link so he may be able to respond directly as it's not flagged 'Members only'.

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Re: Instrument question.
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2014, 08:01:31 PM »
I've got a response from Ryan, and he's joined the forum under the name ryanw655, no prizes for guessing where the w655 comes from! You might know him Isi, he's a really nice lad and just bonkers about aircraft.

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The numbers from the top by the Olympus 102,

9468/39
2119/2FG

The numbers above the MOD arrow are,

6A/5032
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Re: Instrument question.
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2014, 09:04:18 PM »
Hello everyone,

Here are the rest of the numbers  that are to the right of the MOD arrow.

B122280

MOD 01

Thanks, Ryan

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Re: Instrument question.
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2014, 07:34:22 AM »
Don't know if you've seen Ryan's message but here's the numbering information.


Above and to the right of the MoD arrow - MOD 01  6A/5032  B122280

On the face underneath Olympus 201
9468/39
2119/2FG

Any help in identification would be muchly appreciated.
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Re: Instrument question.
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2014, 09:16:17 PM »
Well I have searched the copy of the parts ref for the B1 that I have and I cannot find a match.... But do not give up hope, it could be a peice out of a test kit for 201 engines. I am thinking that it could be a test unit for the Constant Speed Drive Unit  :-\ . What is needed is someone with an access to the completed 6A vocab. I will continue to look, but have exhausted most of the doc I have.

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Re: Instrument question.
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2014, 08:58:18 AM »
Thanks Deeleyt, I'm at the Museum today for the official opening and if I find anyone from GE I'll ask them if they know anyone with access to old SMITHS parts records.
Thanks again
David
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Re: Instrument question.
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2014, 09:40:39 AM »
Had a response from Mike Hill of GE in Cheltenham who found old records for this dial. Following information received from him.

"Turns out that 6A/5032 is the MoD Reference for the instrument,

2119/2FG is the Smiths (Wembley) Part Number, since closed down and swallowed up in the various incarnations of the company since then.

It is actually an Oil Tank Contents indicator, developed around 1964 and last manual update in 1999 (Possibly to say it was Millennium Bug proof)."
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