Halda The taxi meter firm who became an essential part of 1960’s Rallying.
The Halda Watch Company was founded in 1887 by Henning Hammarlund in Svängsta, Blekinge
in the south of Sweden. It quickly gained a reputation for making fine mechanical
As the business developed they diversified into many different areas including mechanical
taxi meters & the rally trip meters that we are interested in.
The most famous product produced by Halda was their “Twinmaster” which gave 2 adjustable
tripmeters that were essential for accurate navigation in rallies & trials.
The biggest problem with all Halda’s products was the terrifically complicated nature
of the mechanical innards. This made them very expensive in the day. So as soon
as electronic alternatives were developed the halda mechanical meters went the way
of all things.
Nowardays, if you are looking for a Twinmaster or Speedpilot to complete that Rally
restoration, you will need very, very deep pockets indeed!
Below, you will find a small archive of original Halda information
Halda - Speedpilot
Full instructions for the use & calibration of the Halda Speedpilot.
Halda - Master
Full instructions for the use & calibration of the Halda Master.