2 months and many delays later, I finally made it back...
Talk about leaving the most interesting stuff until last! One room contained artifacts solely from the period 1936-1968 which I could have spent hours sorting through were they not all damp as hell.
I loved this little contraption, the dial measured units of lb/ft which if I'm right is torque, and it was still in working order.
As always there are more on my Flickr here http://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie427/sets/72157629452961107/
Thanks for looking