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A gentleman who finds a bunch of stuff from metal detecting asked me to sell these for him. Problem is, I don’t know what they are? Can someone please help me out?

 

Thanks in advance and thanks for letting new guy ask a question right out of the gate.

 

 

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Are you pulling my leg? 

 

I really thought this this would be car related. There’s a car named alvis and I thought it might be related to that but I’m not sure.

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I only have one that has been floating around for a long time. I thought it was the center decoration for an art deco fan guard. Two together makes a stove part sound closer.\

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You probably thought that the fleet footed figure made them car related. It would make sense from a marketing standpoint. I have no idea what those things are.

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 Seems like that raised portion in the middle would make it hard for a pot to sit flush unless there was also a raised point at each end of the three points. 

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The Alvis logo/badge was a red triangle.

 

The letters T K have to be a clue.

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 Looks like you guys were right. Your clues have helped me stumble upon some information. I believe this actually IS stovetop related. I think the T and K stand for “Tuttle & Kift”

 

THANK YOU all. I appreciate it. I was hoping it was off a wheel or a steering wheel, but at least I know now.

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 Since you guys are all obviously smart fellows, let’s try one more. What do you think this is? Something from an odometer or something like that? 

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I doubt that it is automotive.  Probably a numerals drum from an old electric stove clock.

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That's a dial wheel off an old gas pump. Small numbers, probably the pump totalizer which would have been 5 or 6 digits long.

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1 hour ago, 48Firetruck said:

That's a dial wheel off an old gas pump. Small numbers, probably the pump totalizer which would have been 5 or 6 digits long.

 

 That’s so cool. I love the fact that it’s off a gas pump.  Two questions, do you know what era of gas pumps this probably would’ve been off of and what is a pump totalizer?

 

 After the suggestion came up of what it was, I looked it up online and I found somewhat similar ones but the Seller said they were partially plastic. I don’t believe any part of this is plastic. The white part almost looks like a ceramic of some sort with the other portions being metal I believe.

 

Thanks to all who have contributed to this conversation.

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Posted (edited)

Probably 50s at the earliest. That's when  pumps with "computerized" counters started being common. Before that most were visible pumps (sight glass measuring devices)  or clock face (mechanical analog meters). The totalizer was a small set of numbers somewhere on the pump that kept track of the total gallons that went through the pump as opposed to the larger numbers on the face that only showed the current sale.

Despite the name on the pump, almost every pump in the U.S. of that era was built by Bennett, Tokheim or Wayne.

The white part is most likely bakelite (plastic) or baked on enamel, as was used on most everything metal back then.

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 OK this is the last “what is it?” question for at least a week, I promise. I’ve got this bumper laying around and I can’t identify what it comes off of. Does anybody know?

 

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Over riders, were sold for many cars,  they look very tall,  likely for a truck

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1 hour ago, Hans1 said:

Over riders, were sold for many cars,  they look very tall,  likely for a truck

 

 I’m not sure what you mean by this. Can you explain more? Are you talking about the two vertical strips of metal?

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1 hour ago, Smoke Wagon said:

 

 I’m not sure what you mean by this. Can you explain more? Are you talking about the two vertical strips of metal?

Yes, also called bumper guards.

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I agree, the bumper looks 36-37 Plym or Dodge, but overiders or bumperguards are not original, aftermkt or salvage yard.

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