Warner Auto-Meter

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Description (Brief)
Advertising card for the Warner Auto-Meter, a combined odometer, speedometer, and clock. The front has image of an auto-meter and black and red print. The back is marked "MEMORANDUM" and is otherwise blank.
The Warner Auto-Meter differed from similar products in its use of magnetic principles for measuring speed. Competitors' instruments utilized centrifugal force to obtain this measurement and were subject to increasingly innaccurate readings as the many parts necessary for this reading wore down or failed. By comparison, the simplified design of the Warner Auto-Meter was much more dependable and long-lasting. The Warner Instrument Company was the first to produce a single instrument for measuring both speed and distance.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
after 1905
advertiser
Warner Instrument Company
maker
Whitehead & Hoag Company
place made
United States: New Jersey, Newark
referenced
United States: Wisconsin, Beloit
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4.5 cm x 9.5 cm; 1 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in
overall: 1/16 in x 1 3/4 in x 3 11/16 in; .15875 cm x 4.445 cm x 9.36625 cm
ID Number
2006.0098.0527
accession number
2006.0098
catalog number
2006.0098.0527
subject
Automobiles
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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