A fine, very rare WW1 British airspeed instrument by Newman & Guardia
MK IV.A. 160 MPH. Ref No 275 / B.W.
Circa - 1916.
In complete condition with perfect dial and pointer. The inlet and outlet
pressure tubes are in place - marked Port & Starboard.
Well stamped with the Royal Flying Corps mark proving its use during
Newman & Guardia were better known as high quality camera makers
of the period. As WW1 progressed the company started to manufacture
aircraft instruments, and also produced switch boxes for cockpit lighting
and heated suits.
The instrument is in working condition with the pointer moving and returning
to zero when light pressure is applied to the inlet tube.
As fitted to a variety of British aircraft from 1916.
Sold as a collectable instrument only, but highly suitable for a restoration
project with vintage 'type' approval.