So we have all seen the standard Anderson timers such as the model "FU", and the "AD-VR-TI-ZR". I just found one with the same shape but a different name and absolutely no markings around the edge.
Anyone seen this "Educator" before or know anything about it? Not any other marks on it.
Same shape inside and out.
I wonder if it was made for display purposes as there doesn't seem to be very many of them.?
Rick, interesting idea. I can say this one was used as it shows wear. If it was for display, I assume it would have the Anderson name all over it. This one has no other marks (besides what shows in the photo) whatsoever.
I was told these timers were a cheap $1 item for Owners to test out if they liked the timer.
Seems the Anderson timer probably had a problem with sales with people being sceptical about its reliability with all the crazy designs being not so great in actual use.
Anderson knowing their timer actually worked well probably came up with this cheap timer to help sales of the top quality item they were making.
I recently worked on a 1919 touring and installed one of those ad-vr-ti-zr timers which they had under the back seat. I guess it was just a cheap version meant to persuade you to buy the better Anderson after you wore the cheap one out.
I have an Educator in my collection. It looks just the same as my $1 AD-VR-TI-ZR and my Anco. They all have the same general construction and they all look very comparable.
My latest acquisition is a cast Aluminum timer that was used when the oil-fill timer was eliminated. (The oil-fill filer was not one of Ford's better ideas. My car was produced during the oil-fill timer era.) However this particular has Anderson tabs on the inside! I will run the Anderson filled aluminum timer on my late 1911.
Of course Erich knew that because he was the courier that brought it to me from Hutch!
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