Ok guys it just suddenly hit me. I have an empty dial space on the console of my Snapper 1650 and in my toolshed I have an hour-meter. I've had this hour-meter for so long I forgot where I got it, probably in a box I picked up at an auction or else my Dad gave it to me. Anyway this is "New" and is still in it's original cardboard holder. The two wires are marked positive and negative and has cloth covered wires. It's a dial type with a big dial and a tiny one. It's too late to go out in the dark and take pictures.
Here's the question. How do these wire into your tractor? The tractor is over thirty years old but I should finish the cosmetic restoration this week or next so I guess I could be tracking that. Not sure I want to do this or not because it is pretty cool to have it still in the box and have it be from a maker only fifty miles away (Springfield IL). I can get pictures next week if that would help with answering my question.