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JPSmit
02-18-2017, 05:51 PM
Bought one on Kijiji - cheap - with the plan of making a desk clock out of it. It looks a lot like this:

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Kienzle-LKW-Tachometer-Tachograph-Fahrtenschreiber-mit-Uhr-Original-selten-/262731099282?hash=item3d2bfe6c92:m:m5px02Z2bkPOX43 rkDdWWCA&rmvSB=true

I would love to sell it for what the ebay listing is asking - but, note this is for sale - and not sold.

Anyone know about these things? any market for them? any thoughts?

Basil
02-18-2017, 06:01 PM
It looks like just a Tachometer with a built-in clock? If so, that's what I have in my E-Type.

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NutmegCT
02-18-2017, 07:39 PM
Might make a nice desk clock, but ...

a tachygraph (tachograph) automatically records speed and distance. If it works, it's likely worth a *lot* more than you think. It's more a highly calibrated speedometer and timer, and not a tachometer with a clock in it.

(Has to be matched to the drivetrain it was designed for. So ... don't put it in the Multipla!)

Is yours a Kienzle, with a start button on the face?

coldplugs
02-18-2017, 08:17 PM
Looks like it served the same purpose as a Halda Speed Pilot. Very useful for TSD rallies back in the days.

JPSmit
02-18-2017, 08:43 PM
Might make a nice desk clock, but ...

a tachygraph (tachograph) automatically records speed and distance. If it works, it's likely worth a *lot* more than you think. It's more a highly calibrated speedometer and timer, and not a tachometer with a clock in it.

(Has to be matched to the drivetrain it was designed for. So ... don't put it in the Multipla!)

Is yours a Kienzle, with a start button on the face?

It is a Kienzle - but, no start button - here are a couple of pics - shut and open (for the record card)

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Basil
02-18-2017, 08:51 PM
Might make a nice desk clock, but ...

a tachygraph (tachograph) automatically records speed and distance. If it works, it's likely worth a *lot* more than you think. It's more a highly calibrated speedometer and timer, and not a tachometer with a clock in it.

(Has to be matched to the drivetrain it was designed for. So ... don't put it in the Multipla!)

Is yours a Kienzle, with a start button on the face?

Ah. Never heard of this. Learn something every day.

JPSmit
02-18-2017, 11:45 PM
Ah. Never heard of this. Learn something every day.

For trucks mostly - particularly to ensure they don't drive too many hours - now, of course they track everything!

DavidApp
02-19-2017, 12:57 AM
The UK probable at the instance of the EU added Tachographs to commercial vehicles about 1979 to track the drivers time at the wheel. Drivers called them the spy in the cab.

David

JPSmit
03-14-2019, 06:47 PM
well, after 2 years of staring at it every time I went into the garage and another two months of hooking a 12V power source to every possible terminal to try to make it work. I managed to split it in half making it much easier to actually use and quite by accident - and I mean quite by accident discovered that the clock is not electric at all, it winds up! Who knew?! (and why!)

So it now sits on my desk, almost keeping accurate time but it looks great!

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