A Stark Industries Teslas gauge used in the Marvel action movie Captain America: The First Avenger.
Scrawny Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is rejected for military service as the United States marches to war against the Japanese and Germans. Given entry by Dr Abraham Erskine (Stanley Tucci), Rogers enlists as part of a “super soldier” experiment, eventually becoming the famous Captain America.
Tesla gauges and other measurement gauges were used in the scene where Rogers is submitted to the experiment by Dr Erskine and Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper). These small circular instruments were part of the bank of controls that Stark adjusted as Rogers was transformed. This is one of several made for production.
Constructed from metal and resin, the retro-styled gauge has been painted to resemble dull steel. An acrylic screen covers the display, which features number markings from left to right, the unit ‘Teslas’ and the distinctive silver ‘Stark Industries’ emblem. Various safety and operating specifications are printed below the readout, and the gauge’s black needle is set to maximum. Electronic components are housed in the sealed rear portion – a red and black wire trails from this, ending in a contact point. This indicates that the device was powered during production, although the working condition of the electrics has not been ascertained.
The piece displays some production-based scratches, dust and wear, with three holes drilled into the outer casing for display mounting. Despite this, it remains in overall very good condition.
Materials: Resin, Ferrous Metals, Plastic, Electronic Components.
This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.