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Smith meter originality
Started at 11:27am on the 13th November, 2017 by Hercules
Hercules Subject: Smith meter originality
Hi all, need to confirm whether smith meter is original or not? Please share your valuable comments
Posted: 11:27am 13th November, 2017
papasmurf Subject: Smith meter originality
Can you be a bit more specific please because well into the 1970s practically everything produced in Britain with wheels and an engine had a Smith's speedo.
Posted: 11:42am 13th November, 2017
Chris [Stockport] Subject: Smith meter originality
Do you mean YOURS or the one sold by HITCHCOCKS?
Posted: 12:24pm 13th November, 2017
Hercules Subject: Smith meter originality
Sorry all, for not mentioning it clear..I bought a RE Bullet 1957, it has smith speedo...Need to check whether it is original ? How to upload photos to this message here
Posted: 03:00pm 13th November, 2017
papasmurf Subject: Smith meter originality
This may help:- http://www.gaggs.co.uk/html/speedometers.html
Posted: 03:14pm 13th November, 2017
Hercules Subject: Smith meter originality
papasmurf, Thanks so much.. Will check this.
Posted: 03:22pm 13th November, 2017
PeteF Subject: Smith meter originality
If it helps, the original would have been chronometric. These instruments indicated the speed in stages rather than the needle moving up steadily. The modern copies proudly state they are chronometric but they're not.
Posted: 06:10pm 13th November, 2017
Chris Tindal Subject: Smith meter originality
It's quite obvious when you compare them side by side. If you google "Indian repro smiths speedo" and look at the images, then "Original Smiths chronometric" and compare the pictures you'll soon get your eye in. The Indian ones never have the trip facility so there's never the lower digits (one of them orange) just the upper mileage ones. Also, Indian ones sometimes have the white 30mph liine at 40mph. I can take a side by side shot of both mine and upload it later if it helps.
Posted: 07:29am 14th November, 2017
Chris Tindal Subject: Smith meter originality
Just looked in our hosts used instruments section. Look at item 4, the original, then look at item 10, the repro. From these you should be able to work out what yours is.
Posted: 07:35am 14th November, 2017

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