Jas. P. Marsh Corp., est. 1880s

Jas. P. Marsh Corp. History

Museum Artifact: Marsh Pressure Gauge, c. 1940s

Made By: Jas. P. Marsh Corporation, 2073 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL [Lincoln Park]

Research is underway on this one and a full write-up will be coming soon.

7 thoughts on “Jas. P. Marsh Corp., est. 1880s

  1. I have a really cool pressure testing machine that came from up your way. I’ll get photos on my website and happy to supply anyone with photo – the gauge is part of testing EQ on and made by Haller Inc Plymouth Michigan The seller did not have any info I bought it Because it was cool Extremely heavy under 150 pounds UPS brought here My research time has been limited appears Marsh made gauges for military – rail – ships and so on – it would be nice to see more information published Trying to see if info was lost in fire or ? anyone can contact me at thesouthernrailroad@gmail.com Thank you for your site – I’m a clock – watchmaker and love tools – I’d like to see your site grow – well all help Tony in the UK with Lathes – Saving history . Cheers from http://www.boxcarcharlie.com

  2. I have a 10-1/2″ diameter brass steam gauge opened up to expose all its functional parts if that interests you. Not sure how to send you pics but email me & I’ll sort it out if you want.

  3. I have a very old but new in the box Jas.P.Marsh pressure gauge. Very large about 7 inches in diameter. Looks very quality built. Says ammonia on bottom of dial just above company name. Goes from 30 to 300 in either vac, or pressure. Cosmoline still over the screw-on connection point. Not sure if it’s worth keeping around or not

  4. I have another item from the Jas. P. Marsh Corporation. It is the Marsh Serviceman Soundscope. Essentially, it is a mechanic’s stethoscope.

  5. I have what appears to be a near identical gauge. The only difference being the scale on mine only goes to 15.
    Below the Company name on the lower part of the dial face are the words “Construction patents inside”. Presumably if disassembled the patent number will be inside the gauge.
    The only other notable marking on mine is on the rear of the gauge body, an anchor symbol with the letters U and S placed one each side of the anchor shank.

  6. My great grandfather, John P Suida, was employed at this factory till about 1922. Just curious about what was manufactured here! Any information on employees?!


    Sally Holub Justus
    My dad’s mother was John Suida’s daughter!

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