Tachometer, circa 1935

Summary

A tachometer measures engine speed, helping the driver know when to shift gears.

A tachometer measures engine speed, helping the driver know when to shift gears.

Artifact

Tachometer

Date Made

circa 1935

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driven to Win

Object ID

2011.186.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Pete Chapouris.

Material

Brass (Alloy)
Plastic

Dimensions

Diameter: 3.75 in

Thickness: 4 in

Inscriptions

Face: RPM / THOUSANDS / JONES MOTROLA CORPORATION / STAMFORD, CONN. Decal on side: JONES MOTROLA CORPORATION / STAMFORD, CONN., U.S.A. 06904 / RATIO 1 - 2 / CODE GE (illeg) / TYPE 1081

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