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03-24-2018, 11:04 AM
Hello together,

Just saw an interesting Studebaker tire gauge on Ebay made by U.S. Gauge Co. New York.


Never seen something before. And there seems to be some serious bidding on it.


03-24-2018, 12:50 PM
If someone needs it for their collection and just has to have it, fine. Looks like it is being sold by P.T. Barnum.

03-24-2018, 02:40 PM
Glad to know it fits a 1966 Cruiser! :D

03-24-2018, 02:41 PM
Very interesting. I've never seen one of those. Looks like there's a lot of interest in it, judging by the bidding process.

03-24-2018, 03:37 PM
I'm guessing it dates to the 1910-25 time frame. Flats were common and required removal of the tire and tube from the wheel. A simple puncture might be repaired on the spot. A blowout might require the use of one of your spares or maybe just a big boot to cover the blowout area. The tire then needed to be remounted and pumped up to 50 pounds or so with a hand pump, preferably having two or three tubes. Certainly the proud owner of a Studebaker motor car would want a factory authorized gauge.

03-24-2018, 06:36 PM
Holy cow.........that's way out of my league. I have one just like it with FORD script for my Model A, but I've not seen a Studebaker one before.

03-24-2018, 06:37 PM
Very interesting. I've never seen one of those. Looks like there's a lot of interest in it, judging by the bidding process.

Over $500.00 when I looked. That thing must be lined with gold.

Studebaker Wheel
03-24-2018, 07:58 PM
Some gaps in your Studebaker education!! Knowledgeable pre-war owners would be able to tell you this is part no. AC-101 first offered in the 1931 model year for $1.50 list. This particular gauge was the 2nd offered by Studebaker the first style is from 1928 and is shown in image #1 below as letters A-B and C. Those shown are from my personal collection and there are a few more not in this case. They are not particularly rare and I have never seen one sell for more that $150. One seller uses the generic gauges and replaces the dial faces with a reproduction Studebaker dial face and has done quite well selling them as original Studebaker. Current price for this one is definitely not the norm and shows a lack of knowledge of the gauges and their history. Would be glad to sell mine for half the final price!


03-24-2018, 08:04 PM
Hey Richard,
Thanks for clearing up the information concerning the Studebaker air pressure gauge.
We can all breathe easier now.

03-24-2018, 08:20 PM
Wow. The generic unbranded U.S. Gauge Co. antique tire gauges routinely bring less than $50.

03-24-2018, 09:16 PM
With two days left, it is up to $583.21. There have been 72 bids, but only 8 bidders. Everything above $377 is between two bidders. Real auction fever where one doesn't want the other one to get it. It started, no reserve, at $0.99. I imagine that the seller is happy (if he collects).

Chris Pile
03-24-2018, 09:23 PM
It's really cool, but priced out of my league.... and frankly, I don't really need it.

03-25-2018, 07:22 AM
That's all very interesting info. :!: