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Swiss-Goldenhawk
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.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Studebaker-Vintage-Auto-Parts-Tire-Gauge-Part/162955349392?fits=Make%3AStudebaker&hash=item25f0e54d90:g:VqIAAOSwUN9asJeZ&vxp=mtr

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

Rudy

Alan
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.

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

raprice
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.
Rog

greyben
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.

TWChamp
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.

52-fan
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.
Rog

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!

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raprice
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.
Rog

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

studegary
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.

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