|A motometer with car club badge. This motometer & cover combination is the only one I have seen made this way. The standard motometer has a clam-shell type cover attached, this has openings on each side to allow the driver to see the thermometer. The motometer does not have a manufacturers name, however, it is made similar to a Boyce unit. The wording on the central disk is in Dutch, and the cover is made from brass and nickel plated. |
The cover has a nickel plated, blue glass enamel emblem of the Koninklijke Nederlandsche Automobiel Club attached to one side. The KNAC was founded in 1898. It is one of Europe's oldest automobile clubs.
I have been told by a knowledgeable Dutch collector that this motometer badge was available from 1929 to 1934. I cannot confirm this, but I would think that the dates would be in the early 1920's, since in the late 1920's & 1930's mascots were used rather than motometers. It may have been offered for earlier model cars, of course.