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Interesting Speedo

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From a 1953 fire truck posting in the For Sale section.  Check the numbers as you make the never to be seen transition from 70 mph to 80 and beyond 

 

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Same with the "0" and "10" on the other side. That's not uncommon.

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Now, here's one that's goofy. Unlike the one you posted, this one only flips the 110 and 120 on the right - the 10 on the left matches the radial orientation of the others.

 

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Meanwhile, this 1953 Olds speedo matches your original picture.

 

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1937 Olds was the same.

 

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5 hours ago, JRHaelig said:

From a 1953 fire truck posting in the For Sale section.  Check the numbers as you make the never to be seen transition from 70 mph to 80 and beyond 

 

53gmc24.thumb.jpg.00e6e2c4a6743ea3ceff4a10ade89861.jpg

 

I believe the pictured speedometer, not only applies to the Firetruck, but the typical "Advanced Cab" Chevy trucks of that era, from 1/2 Ton Pickup through the larger tandem wheel dual axle models.

 

The orientation of the numerals, flipped at the lower portion of the dial, makes visual sense as viewed by the driver for 10, 80, and 90 - despite the unlikelyhood of those trucks actually achieving the higher speeds, and most drivers not really "needing" the 10 mph reading.

 

Interesting, none the less. Thanks for the observation.

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The 90, 80 and the 10 are flipped. I'm not so sure the 0 is flipped though.

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6 minutes ago, mike6024 said:

The 90, 80 and the 10 are flipped. I'm not so sure the 0 is flipped though.

 

If I were to advise, based upon experience, age, and memory, that the "0" were flipped,

could you prove me wrong?

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