Has anyone ever seen one of these?
I've got one
Yup, I posted this a while ago from our collection, It's new old stock.
Nice leather recliner . . . Please explain the operation of the gauge !
Till I saw the 2ed to last photo I was thinking that the door popped open when you ran out of gas!
Paul, You lift the lid (See second from last photo) and read where the indicator needle connected to the float is pointing to on the embossed #'s. With this unit there is no need to lift the seat cushion to fill the tank or check how much gas is in the tank.
Here's the patent info. provided by Art Bell.
J. L. Nilson & J. Prince
Automobile Tank Filler
Patent number: 1212384
Filing date: Jul 2, 1915
Issue date: Jan 16, 1917
Here is a photo of a slightly different model from an old eBay ad,
and a somewhat poor copy of an old Apex ad.
this is great how is anyone installed one in there car and if so is it working well as I was thinking of installing this in the 12 to save wear and tear on the original upholestery.
Colin, I'd give it a go, you can always remove it easily if it doesn't meet with your liking. Let us know how it goes.