by John & Henri Boggs.

KNAC Badge & Motometer.

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.