Moon Motometer, circa 1925

Summary

Motometers measured a car's radiator coolant temperature and were popular aftermarket accessories in motoring's early years. This motometer, made by the Gidelite Manufacturing Company, bears the name of the Moon Motor Car Company of St. Louis, Missouri. Established in 1905, Moon remained in business until the Great Depression got the better of it in 1930.

Motometers measured a car's radiator coolant temperature and were popular aftermarket accessories in motoring's early years. This motometer, made by the Gidelite Manufacturing Company, bears the name of the Moon Motor Car Company of St. Louis, Missouri. Established in 1905, Moon remained in business until the Great Depression got the better of it in 1930.

Artifact

Motometer

Date Made

circa 1925

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

81.99.94

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Brass (Alloy)
Glass (Material)

Dimensions

Height: 4.75 in

Width: 3.25 in

Length: 2.75 in

Inscriptions

obverse of sphere: MOON on stem: GIDELITE / MFG. CO. / CHICAGO / PAT. APPL'D FOR

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