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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:26 am    Post subject: Re: Earliest brown faced speedo? Reply with quote

Here's a grey face speedo dated Jan '49 on eBay. So potentially we have narrowed the first brown face down to Feb-Apr '49? And again, as someone suggested earlier, there was a lot of prototyping/shows going on that year. VDO might have been asked by VW to come up with a new and different face graphic design for some new models coming out.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/303852432488
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:46 am    Post subject: Re: Earliest brown faced speedo? Reply with quote

does that logo look like it's been somehow 'worked'?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:49 am    Post subject: Re: Earliest brown faced speedo? Reply with quote

johnshenry wrote:
Here's a grey face speedo dated Jan '49 on eBay. So potentially we have narrowed the first brown face down to Feb-Apr '49? And again, as someone suggested earlier, there was a lot of prototyping/shows going on that year. VDO might have been asked by VW to come up with a new and different face graphic design for some new models coming out.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/303852432488


Yes, VDO may have been asked that, by VW - that's not fact though - just a hunch or an educated-guess, at best - z
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:52 am    Post subject: Re: Earliest brown faced speedo? Reply with quote

finster wrote:
does that logo look like it's been somehow 'worked'?



I thought that too. I wonder if they just filled in the recesses in the mold to take away the "cogs".

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Earliest brown faced speedo? Reply with quote

would be interesting to discuss with the buyer - why he purchased that unit - you/we might know him - we'll have wait and see - z
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