By Joe Alackness

On a recent trip to West Virginia my wife and I were in an antique store and a great one it was.  Mostly car stuff, old toys and old stuff.  No Dishes.  We spent over 5 hours looking and I hate to tell how much money we left there.  I found this glass valve stem.  When we get home I went to my friend Bob Dares house to show him my new valve stem.  After some discussion we decided it was not just a valve stem, but maybe a pressure gauge.  The gauge part is missing.  I did a Google search and came up with patent information from 1922.  The inventor Alfred Badowski was from Charlestown, WV. Does anyone have or seen one of these?

Dan Olsen found the ads below in an issue of Motor Age. 






1922 patent information below.