Altimeter, Automobile, 1920-30's-era
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 Curator@AeroAntique.com.
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.