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    Posted: 16 Jan 2019 at 10:06am
This particular type of valve used on submarines is commonly named for the person awarded the patent for the actual valve design in its present form.  This valve type is nearly 100 years old and is still being used in its essentially original design except for size. 

It is my contention that this valve is the most common valve type used on submarines. 

Where on submarines from the A Class  to the Virginia Class might this valve be found?
What is the common name for the valve?
What is the actual valve type?
Who patented the present valve design?  (no it wasn't "Herman Ball" or "John Charles Globe")


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"needle valve" or "gauge valve"
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Edited by gerry - 16 Jan 2019 at 11:36am
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Nicely done but there are more of another type.  So, nope.
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!. Anything that needed greasing;beariings,hinges,etc.

2.Grease fitting, Alemite fitting,Zerk fitting.

3. Ball check valve.

4.Oscar Ulysses Zerkowitz. Legally shortened his last name to Zerk, He also patented stamped metal wheels that replaced wire wheels on automobiles. Google his name....he was quite interesting.

I have to question your statement that these were used on "A class" submarines because the information I have found is that ball check grease fittings were invented about 1916,and A-class submarines were brought out many years prior to this.

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Good Lord, man... you're right.. it's a tiny check valve... never thought of it that way.
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A Class submarines were used, refurbished and overhauled until the end of World War I.  So grease fittings similar to the zerk fitting were used aboard, I am sure.  I know the forerunner appeared in machines such as tractors and tanks during WWI

Zerk actually didn't get the patent until 1927.  I think his improvement was the addition of the ball check feature. 

For extra credit how many zerk fittings are there on a Ben Franklin SSBN?  Y'all have to be exact, not in round figures.  No cheating, you have to be able to list them in order from aft forward by frame number.
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Geez Jim. You'd have to be a sufferer of OCD to the nth degree to even know that answer or even remember it if you ever knew the answer. I do know that we had two engine rooms on the SS485...Does that count for a good memory???ClapClapClap
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Now that oolie has got to be listed as at least top secret, if not compartmentalized. Did you really sit down and review all those PM cards to count the number? 
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I don't know the answer, just wanted to see if anyone else did.  Even if I did know which I didn't, it was so long ago that I wouldn't be able to remember whether I knew or not which I didn't know or not know.  I knew what I knew but didn't know what I didn't.  I relied on the ORSE team to find out what I didn't know but should have.
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The ORSE Team only knew those answers because they had just looked them up before the interview. I will never forget when Bear Culliton told them exactly that when they were interviewing him. It was his last run and we still passed. 
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