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Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
1/19/20 11:52 a.m.

Grm knows all.  I assume french.  What's it for?  GO!

bentwrench
bentwrench SuperDork
1/19/20 11:56 a.m.

Something French?

 

And very Art Deco.

Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
1/19/20 11:56 a.m.

it's a combination fuel level and oil pressure gauge.

 

Because it is French, I will assume it is from a Citroen of some flavor, probably a DS because a DS was swank, while a 2CV would be too cheap of car to have any gauges other than a baguettes per kilometer gauge.

02Pilot
02Pilot SuperDork
1/19/20 12:06 p.m.

That looks older than the DS to me. Looks to have indicator lights of some sort at 3 (red) and 9 (green) as well.

wvumtnbkr
wvumtnbkr UberDork
1/19/20 12:20 p.m.

Doesn't essence mean fuel in French?  I know it was already identified, but that's what jumped out at me.

 

Huile is oil also in French.  Knurleds obviously nailed it.

Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
1/19/20 12:22 p.m.

In reply to wvumtnbkr :

I wouldn't say nailed it so much as beat it upside the face with a hammer.

red_stapler
red_stapler SuperDork
1/19/20 2:29 p.m.
02Pilot said:

That looks older than the DS to me. Looks to have indicator lights of some sort at 3 (red) and 9 (green) as well.

Yeah that looks pre-war to me.

ebonyandivory
ebonyandivory PowerDork
1/19/20 2:40 p.m.
red_stapler said:
02Pilot said:

That looks older than the DS to me. Looks to have indicator lights of some sort at 3 (red) and 9 (green) as well.

Yeah that looks pre-war to me.

Same. I've been looking and that has to predate the DS.

_
_ Dork
1/19/20 2:50 p.m.
Knurled. said:

a 2CV would be too cheap of car to have any gauges other than a baguettes per kilometer gauge.

Seriously LMFAO right now. 

ebonyandivory
ebonyandivory PowerDork
1/19/20 3:08 p.m.

Maybe Bugatti?

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
1/19/20 3:13 p.m.

2CVs had no  gas gauge, you got a dipstick.  Not even a reserve switch like old Beetles.

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
1/19/20 3:14 p.m.

That's from an airplane.

ShawnG
ShawnG UltimaDork
1/19/20 5:17 p.m.

Looks 1940's to me. I see two indicators, probably for signals.

What would make you think it's from a plane?

ebonyandivory
ebonyandivory PowerDork
1/19/20 5:19 p.m.

In reply to Javelin :

I put "aircraft" into my searches when Bugatti didn't pan out.

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
1/19/20 5:35 p.m.

In reply to ShawnG :

Airplane engine instruments tend to be duplex like this one. They also tend to have warning indicator light in them for when things are going wrong. 

Stealthtercel
Stealthtercel Dork
1/19/20 6:22 p.m.

Yeah, but, Jav... would any aviation engineer, even if he was French, specify a duplex gauge with scales that moved in opposite directions?  Aren't we trying to help the pilot?  (I'm overlooking the decorative enamel, because France.)

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
1/19/20 8:05 p.m.

In reply to Stealthtercel :

I dunno man, back in those days planes were really really weird. Also, French.

It was just an idea, looked very aviation to me.

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
1/19/20 8:21 p.m.

What does the O.S. represent? 

ShawnG
ShawnG UltimaDork
1/19/20 8:31 p.m.

In reply to Javelin :

Just curious, that's all, hoping you knew something and were hiding it from us.

A lot of 40s cars had combined gauges.

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
1/19/20 8:46 p.m.
John Welsh said:

What does the O.S. represent? 

It's a French instrument maker name brand according to Google.

pontiacstogo
pontiacstogo Reader
1/19/20 8:46 p.m.
John Welsh said:

What does the O.S. represent? 

Oscar Seignol

Vigo
Vigo MegaDork
1/19/20 9:16 p.m.

I place it late 40s, early 50s. 

/"help"

Dr. Hess
Dr. Hess MegaDork
1/20/20 6:23 a.m.
John Welsh said:

What does the O.S. represent? 

Left Eye.

T.J.
T.J. MegaDork
1/20/20 6:41 a.m.

I looked at a bunch of Delahaye pics and this does not look like the gauges I saw.

Saron81
Saron81 Reader
1/20/20 7:02 a.m.

In reply to T.J. :

I'll add that most early Renaults I saw used non round gauges. 

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