MARCH 2015 - FEATURED RARE FIND

 

New for  MARCH 2015 comes another highly unique motor temperature indicator not normally seen on the market or in any motometer collections.

 

The goal of this sction is to expose site visitors and motometer collectors to some of the most rare or unique motometers ever created.

 

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1930s

FRENCH

AUTO RADIATOR-MOUNTED

TEMPERATURE INDICATOR


This automobile radiator-mounted type engine temperature indicator was imported from France and acquired from a French source.   It is a thermometer-based type indicator, housed in a solid cast all brass Art Deco-style wedge form.  It has a chrome top-side plate finish.  (Chrome plating was not introduced before 1934 or there about.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are no inventor or manufacturer's markings anywhere on it.  And, other factors surrounding its origins and automobile model application are purely speculative at this time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Undoubtedly a lone survivor of a very small, particular vahicle model application run.

 

It has a specific curvature that is designed to fit a specific vehicle, like a 1936 Delahaye Model 135.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It has two temperature range indicating notches on either side of the temperature indicating thermometer tube cast into the frame.  (The notches indicate the normal engine operating radiator coolant fluid temperature.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shown here, you can see the very different/unique, bent thermometer tube.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's dimensions are:

 

Overall Length - 6 Inches

 

Width - 3 5/8 Inches

 

Gauge Height - 1 Inch

 

Thermometer Probe Length - 1 3/4 Inches

 

Radiator Filler Tube Fitment Collar - 1 3/8 Inches

 

 

 

Patent Information
 

None Known

 

Manufacture Information
 

None Known

 

 

 

Posted: March 2015

 

 

 

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1930s French Art Deco-style Temperature Indicator - Thermometer Tube View