Strong feet per minute gauge Stewart Warner 490 body

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2017: Strong feet per minute gauge Stewart Warner 490 body
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By William Weiss on Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 10:28 am:

I have a question about this gauge I picked up it
is marked Strong Minutes per feet and over the oval is Feet per minute
Made by Stewart Warner and has the same body and cable mounting as the 490


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 11:33 am:

Might be vintage aircraft instrument? Planes use feet per minute calculations.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 04:01 pm:

Now it's cable driven so not likely for air craft. Guess maybe for slow speed auto? Some one wanted to know ground speed in less than miles per hour. City taxi cabs are slow!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Layden Butler on Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 04:29 pm:

Automobile speedometers and odometers evolved from instruments used on looms, lathes and other machinery before there were cars. Warner was a successful company and then they started supplying the automotive trade.
Some trucks and electric cars had a speedometer that ranged all the way up to 30 MPH.
Look on the right end of this engine.

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Clayton Swanson on Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 09:34 pm:

feet per minute is used for spraying equipment


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By William Weiss on Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 05:43 am:

Thank you everyone who posted I will clean it up a little look inside to see how it compares to the 490 Thanks Bill


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