I found this at an antique in northern Maine today. Can't findvsny info. Anybody know about it?
It's a push button
The world hates a......
Thanks Hal ! I can see its a push button attached to a condensor and some box. Guess I am just wondering if anyone has ever seen one before
Hal Its OK You were just being a smart a.. not a a...... so we forgive you. Just thought about it. Now I may be a smart a.. Oh well The item looks like some kind of spark intensifier but not sure how it works I love all the things they came up with in the old days ...
You were supposed to believe that as you turn the knob, you get more spark to the plugs thereby increasing performance and fuel economy. Kind of like pressing the nitrous button on your 1200 h.p. street machine.
It is a starter bypass, to send direct current to the starter without bleeding volts off to other parts of the car. Ive seen them on cars before, It is a 1950-1960s item.
Oh dang, this is the one with a button for momentary boost when starting your junker that has no compression....
I think it is a starter button you can attach temporarily under the hood for checking compression or starting the car while you are working under the hood. This was used for cars later than a Model T.
It says its a spark intensifier. Just never seen or heard of one. Came with instructions and two six volt batteries.
Rob, I'll go with what Ed is saying.
Hal, I grew up in the NYC metro area and the saying goes, everybody likes a little A.., but nobody likes a smart a..
The instructions read that it sends current to the distributor. Neat toy. Snake oil type stuff but for five bucks I couldn't turn it down
I think it would be used on a 6 volt car to put 12 volts to the coil for a hotter spark for cold weather starting.
My 72 beetle has this set up in it