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Old Corbin Brown Speedometer

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Old 09-12-2016, 08:20:08 PM
Stephen Porter Stephen Porter is offline
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Default Old Corbin Brown Speedometer

Old Corbin Brown speedometer with drive cable and 24 tooth gear with right angel drive. Any info would be muchly appreciated such as it's application,age and value.
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Old 09-12-2016, 09:11:07 PM
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Default Re: Corbim

My best guess is that it is for an Automobile, probably 1916-1924. Motorcycle Speedometers were often 0-80 or 0-100 or more. Auto Speedo's were 0-60 like yours. Here is an AACA discusion that may be helpful:
As far as value I would say $100 would be fair, possibly more. If you look on eBay you will see much higher asking prices for later ones. Some have specific scripts like "Indian" ect.

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On second thought, the cable, drive and gear would probably double the value. $200 in the right place. Just my opinion.
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Default Re: Corbim

That's a nice item, it's the type of thing I dream of finding at a swap meet. I agree that the actual speedo is automotive, as far as I know, the autos had 5mph increments, and the motorcycles went in 10mph increments. The right angle drive is pure motorcycle, and it would also depend on the speedo cable length. Anything between 28" and 34" would be applicable for a motorcycle.
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