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Altimeter, Automobile, 1920-30's-era


Altimeter, Automobile, 1920-30's-era

Not for Sale

This artifact resides in our Private Collection, yet we welcome inquiries from restorers, museums, or serious enthusiasts. Please email us with the name of the artifact at

This is an early automobile altimeter that appears to be from the late 1920s-1930s based upon photos of luxury automobile dashboards of that era, such as Duesenbergs and Bentleys.  The altimeter has the label of both Tycos, a line of instruments made by the US firm Taylor, and B.Fransioli, a Swiss maker of precision instruments in Montreux.

The outer knurled ring rotates, moving the outer altitude scale, in meters from 0-3000, along the inner barometric scale, in cmHG,from 53-79.  

The dial measures ~2 5/8's inches and the outer diameter is ~3.5 inches.

Knowledgeable visitors are invited to email us if you know the type of automobile that may have used this.  

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