Ticonometer User Instructions



3871 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif.



1. The Diagrammatical Map is new; learn to use it to the best advantage.


2. After a few hours with TICONOMETER on your dash, you will realize it is seldom necessary to shift the Speed-Change (Finger Control) for varying speeds, or to reset the map, except when making an extended stop or leaving the timed highway. Starting our through traffic with the Speed-Change control set at 35 or 45, you will find the map getting a little ahead of the car for the first mile or so, but by “stepping on it” a bit when you strike the open road, you will soon average you car speed with that of the map, and find you are right “on the mile and on the minute.”


You will be amazed to find how your driving speed is “standardized,” all unconsciously, by TICONOMETER. Check your position from time to time, by watching for some dependable marker indicated on the map – such as a county-line boundary sign or a prominent cross-road. With this occasional check, the map will tell you, at all times, exactly where you are “on the mile and on the minute.”


3. The legend is simple; for your convenience. Only 4 symbols for towns and cities. Only 5 variations of line for highways. Read your legend on web top carefully.


The arrows indicate highways which leave or cross your tour highway. Their color and thickness indicate the general condition of such roads; their angle, the general direction at which they leave your tour highway.


The U.S. markers should help you keep your location, particularly when you travel a portion of the highway which bears more than one number. Watch for arrows indication the turning off of one or more.


R and L. These symbols indicate a decided turn, to avoid confusion when your highway turns and leaves the main line of travel, or where there are several cross-roads, or the road “forks.”


Direction arrows indicate general direction of north at the particular place indicated on the map.


  1. That the center line represents the highway of your timed tour.
  2. That if there are parallel lines, equally spaced from the center, they represent optional timed routes. You may select either, according to the cities you wish to visit.
  3. That the red lines are surface roads, whether wide or narrow. Solid black are not surfaced. but graded and usually graveled. Broken black lines are unimproved roads.
  4. That you do not go through towns and places printed in red (unless you leave your tour highway).
  5. That you travel from town to town as printed in black. This, with the use of sign posts, should enable you, at a glance, to keep to the correct highway and make correct turns.
  6. That turn-outs are diagrammatic. That turn-outs are not timed, but show you:
    1. Possible optional trips by which you can return to your tour highway, without retracing the miles.
    2. In most cases the distances on such highway.
    3. The condition of the roads on such turn-outs.
    4. The towns or places on such roads.
    5. The roads to places which leave from such turn-outs. (Indicated by arrows).


4. Consider TICONOMETER as a friend. You will find it the most instructive and dependable guide you have ever traveled with.


Usual practice of TICONOMETER owners is to set the map at extreme bottom of dial as the indicating point. You may like to set your TICONOMETER one inch from the bottom, as it may be easier to read and permit glancing back at the last 20 miles of road traveled. (This setting is optional).


5. The web slack MUST BE TAKEN UP BY HAND-KNOBS WHEN FIRST SETTING for a trip, to insure perfect synchronization of web time and a little practice will make this easy.




TICONOMETER is a delicate precision instrument – use it carefully.


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