2.0185 Vintage Mechanical Curvimetre, 1950’s

£45.00

Vintage,  1950’s original HIGHBURY CORNER MOTORS curvimeter, used to measure the distance of a curved line on a map. Still works perfectly, in case you ever need an easy-to-use map measuring tool! Nickel 49mm case with wheel for running over map surface. Features a double-sided measuring display and ‘Highbury Corner Motors’ inscription.

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Key Features

A vintage, original measuring device (curvimeter), used to measure the distance of a curved line on a map. To measure the distance the wheel is run over the relevant road on a flat surface. The hand can indicate inches to 1 mile, nautical miles, kilometres, and statute miles. Highbury Corner Motors were a small car dealership in Islington, who not only distributed cars, but also paper maps and instruments for travel – such as this curvimeter. This instrument is a fun little piece of the past – but it also still works perfectly, great and collectible vintage tool.

The piece features a double-sided measuring display and ‘Highbury Corner Motors’ inscription.

Servicing and Guarantee

This timepiece has been serviced with full disassembly. Make sure to follow the usage and care guidelines.

Overview

Case

  • Original circular case with foot and wheel for rolling on map surface.
  • Solid nickel.
  • Acrylic glass.

Dimensions:

  • Width w/o ring 49 mm.
  • Full height 76.4 mm.
  • Thickness 11 mm.

Dial and Hands

  • Original cream-tone dial.
  • Arabic numerals.
  • Measurements shown in inches to 1 mile, nautical miles, kilometres, and statute miles.
  • Single blued steel hand, one on each side.

Servicing and Guarantee

Links and Resources:

MILES Pedometer. 

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Case material

Nickel

Dial tone

Beige/White/Silver

Origin

England

Size grade

46-49 mm

Year approx

1950