c.1930: Proto ‘SatNav’s

“The screen manually scrolls paper maps that are attached to a cable that is similar to a modern mechanical speedometer. Thus, the scroll rate of the map is proportional to vehicle’s speed.”

- Dieselpunks

8 Responses

  1. J.D

    Looks like a roadbook like used by Motorcycles competing in the Dakar and similar long distance events

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  2. Ralf Grosser

    scroll paper maps with a automatic, or manual advancer, were common on aircraft at the time, to help pilots read maps with their hands on the controls.

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  3. Dario Delpiano

    In 2nd shot is shown a place named Brandizzo. That’s funny! Brandizzo is a small town near Turin, Piedmont, Italy, EU. Is there another Brandizzo in the USA? If so, was it founded by italian Brandizzo people?

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  4. Andrea

    It is an italian made object, in facts in fascist Italy the U was often wrote as a V, as in latin. ITER AVTO = ITER AUTO

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