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    Posted 4 years ago

    rodster
    (11 items)

    Very neat old volunteer fire company blue light. Will make a great desk display piece especially if a slow pulsing LED is added behind the lens. Restore or leave original? I kind of like the patina. Do you this this light was even visible back in the day? I'm thinking it was a 50's item when 6v was common on cars. Anyone know when this light would have been made?

    Picture of light on car was found on the internet, not mine.

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    Comments

    1. Nobody77, 4 years ago
      As someone who works in the museum business, I would leave it original. The less you do to it the better. I certainly has more character untouched.
    2. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Looks great-- no need to restore. Discoloration/ minute paint loss shows it is original.

      I see too much OVER- restoration these days. Value and character is loss when an item is restored to new condition.

      scott
    3. Jersey57, 1 year ago
      I have restored roughly fifty of these lights and returned them to their fire departments of origin. I first did this as a fund raiser for a 20 year old fire fighter who had cancer. The response was so overwhelming, I continued to restore them after his passing. I gifted the remainder of them back to their respective fire companies. They were fabricated at KOONS FOUNDRY in Secaucus, New Jersey.
      Fire Companies LOVED getting these back. I recently recovered 40 of these hanging in a barn on the south shore of Long Island. I have restored and returned all of them.
    4. agetvt, 27 days ago
      @Jersey57 my brother has one both he and my dad used. The lens broke when it fell off his mantle. Can you help us find a replacement? Thanks!
    5. Jersey57, 25 days ago
      @agetvt I would be glad to help out. Can you send me a picture of the broken lens? I should have some extras. Will provide free of charge and shipping.
    6. agetvt, 23 days ago
      @Jersey57 Excellent! Yes I can. I am new to the platform. There doesn’t seem to be a way to contact you via your profile. Can I email?
    7. Jersey57, 22 days ago
      Please feel free to eMail
      richardf2me@aol.com
    8. agetvt, 18 days ago
      @jersey57 checking that you received my email from algetler@gmail.com

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