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fuse box tag

#1 Post by jim wayman » Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:34 am

Attached is a picture of a tag on the fuse box of a 1956 MY car. Anyone seen these before and what years were they provided? Sorry, can't figure out how to attach a photo, has the process changed? The tag is in 3 languages, German, English and French and says "The lighting equipment for instruments, and in particular cases, the petrol pump, are provided with fuses in their leads." It is an amber color with black print and is on a thick coated paper secured with the screw that holds the cover on.
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Re: fuse box tag

#2 Post by jim wayman » Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:37 am

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Re: fuse box tag

#3 Post by Joris Koning » Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:00 pm

Yes Jim, have seen these before on early A cars. Not quite sure when the stopped using the label but it was somewhere in 56
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Re: fuse box tag

#4 Post by jim wayman » Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:24 pm

Thanks Joris. You know why.
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Re: fuse box tag

#5 Post by Tom Keating » Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:28 pm

I had the same tag on my 56 Speedster. I was told it was for a Carrera fuel pump. Tom
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Re: fuse box tag

#6 Post by Brad Ripley » Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:04 pm

Gee .... I have one of those tags (not for sale) and was thinking about a reproduction .... but was never able to figure out what it was for and what cars it would have been put on ! It wasn't common but I've seen others at swaps, etc. Anybody have further ideas or documentation?

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#7 Post by jim wayman » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:11 pm

My belief is that they were put on early Carrera fuse boxes. As Tom says, they had electric fuel pumps.
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Re: fuse box tag

#8 Post by Joris Koning » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:39 pm

I have also seen these on non Carrera cars
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#9 Post by Tom Keating » Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:45 pm

My 5 Speedster was not a Carrera. 19,000 miles on it when I bought it around 1969/70. Tom
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Re: fuse box tag

#10 Post by Benjamin Abraham » Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:57 am

Does anyone have one of these tags for sale?
Does anyone reproduce this Tag?
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Re: fuse box tag

#11 Post by Joris Koning » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:28 am

I think Brad might be working on a reproduction tag
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Re: fuse box tag

#12 Post by Jon Bunin » Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:11 pm

The fuse cover from my old non-Carrera 56 Coupe.
The tag was attached this way when I acquired the car in the 80s, but there's a shadow around the hole...
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Re: fuse box tag

#13 Post by Joris Koning » Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:34 am

Hi Jon,

The material on yours almost looks like plastic. Is this so or is it the coated paper referred to by Jim?

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Re: fuse box tag

#14 Post by Tom Keating » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:32 am

Tag is plastic that is brittle with age. It is captured by the cover screw.Tom
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Re: fuse box tag

#15 Post by Jon Bunin » Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:45 pm

Joris Koning wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:34 am
The material on yours almost looks like plastic. Is this so or is it the coated paper referred to by Jim?
Joris, the tag appears to be resin-coated paper, although I don't see evidence of paper fiber along the broken edges.
It's definitely laminated, and not a single, solid material.
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