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  1. Greg, I think it is just like the old jacks and tool kits that came with these cars. Back in the 1920's, 30's, and earlier times, electric lights were not common everywhere....especially out in the country. No one threw away the tools when a car was junked, nor would they give up any still functional lights, which were needed around the farm.
  2. By the way, I kept that seller's phone number, and told him I might come see him to look for more goodies to buy. So far, "Bob" (1937HD45) has pointed out that I probably should have bought that Model T tail lamp. Can anyone give me any further insight into some of those other lamps that I did NOT buy? Looking forward to hearing from Terry Bond on this thread. 😁 He clearly is a student of vintage brass lights, etc. 👍
  3. So, the punch line is that I paid a little over $400 for the package, including the toy cannons and handcuffs (Not sure how much over $ was back in July or maybe even June). At the time I realized it was no amazing score...but I liked the items, and you really don't see things like that around here too often these days. Honestly, I am hopeful that I may be able to sell 2 or 3 of them, to cover most of my costs, so that I can place the rest of them on my shelves among my meager collection of other brass horns, lights, signs, etc, without feeling guilty. Still, I do really like them all....🤔🤔
  4. Ok, so I saved one of my favorites for last. This all brass light is quite small...not quite 6" tall. It is all brass, with burner components and font intact. It is missing one lens (side). The front lens is clear glass. I really like that unique brass locking wing nut on the mounting bracket too. It is apparently French made, as the name plate on the side reads: "Phares" and "Ducellier" and "Paris." Of course, I realize that it doesn't actually say, "Made in France," but that was not as common a hundred years ago as it is today. I also note that the porcelain burner reads, "Patent Low Cone" in maybe the nameplate is merely intended to use the French style, in order to appeal to potential buyers? I ASSUME that this very-small light is intended for use on a vintage bicycle, or motorcycle, or perhaps even a cycle car? (Likely was just offered for use on any such application, I guess?) Can anyone share some insight or experience on this fascinating little brass light?
  5. This next one is definitely just a lantern...complete with wire bail handle. The cap is stamped with "Adams & Westlake Co," and "Adlake No. 250 Kero" and lists cities as, "New York, Chicago, Phila." The font and kerosene burner components all seem to be in good shape. The red globe is also marked as: "D.L. & W.R.R." So, is it a railroad light? Well, it would APPEAR to be. But those items are sometimes faked, and I would have no idea. Still, it fit nicely in my pile.
  6. Next light is probably a wall-mount lantern. It is stamped on the top with the name: "Luck-E-Lite," and "Embury Manufacturing Company, Warsaw, New York". It has the letters, "US" stenciled onto the globe. Is that original? I don't know. But the original paint seems to be somewhere between a faded gray or a shade of olive drab. How do I know that it is the original paint? There are the remnants of a water-based decal on the front surface of the steel cap, with that same "Luck-E-Lite" name barely discernable. I have no idea if it is special or not. But it's all there, unbroken, with font, etc, intact. And I liked it. So it came home along with the rest.
  7. Next item is probably a hardware store-sold driver's side lamp. It is a Duplex brand, all steel. It features a clear front lens, a green side lens, and a red rear lens. There is no bail, so I would assume it was a purpose-built car or buggy lamp. Yet I note that it has a flattened bottom on the font, which would make it sit firmly on a shelf, or etc. Unfortunately, it has a hole drilled in the bottom, and has been electrified. So the kerosene components are long gone. Nevertheless, I thought it was pretty cool...
  8. I also liked this E&J Model 32 kerosene lamp, made in steel and brass construction. It's in excellent shape, and I like that it features the bracket too. So it went into my package deal.
  9. By now some of you may be wondering if there were no "typical" vintage car lights in his pile. Yes, indeed. I actually passed on a common Model T Ford lamp, since the seller considered it to have been very valuable. And I saw several lamps that were badly damaged, or missing major parts, etc. I left most of those behind. But I did buy this Jno (John) Brown model 110 kerosene lamp (steel and brass construction), featuring brass cap with Ford script. The cap is dented twice, which did bother me. I'm sure it can be easily straightened once it is removed, but I'm not about to try that! Still, the rest of the lamp is in really good used condition, so I kept it in my pile. Anyone have any idea on the year of Model T Ford it would be best matched to?
  10. I found this next light to be really intriguing. It's a steel Dietz unit...apparently a tail lamp (no bail, and not even a place for one). It is painted olive drab, which makes me think of military use. I WONDER if there is any possibility that this lamp could have been original equipment on a WWI military vehicle...such as an ambulance or such. Does anyone have any input on that possibility, or other thoughts?
  11. The next one I'm not sure about. The seller claimed it is a really old carriage light, which would have originally housed a candle. (Thus, the long open tube on the bottom.) I've seen these around before. I'm sure it's not automotive, but it is in really nice condition, and it just appealed to me. So I put it in my pile anyway. Can you folks chime in with some further insight on this one, please?
  12. Yeah, I've had a few of those old nickel-plated SOLAR lamps in the past...and should have kept them. This one is marked "IMPEX," which is a brand I'm not familiar with. It's in pretty good shape, except for a dented rim around that front glass lens. The bracket still has nice spring tension too.
  13. These Adlake units were the only "pair" I found in his tubs. I know they're not brass, and thus not fabulously valuable or desirable. But to me they are cool. And it's always nice to have a pair. They seem to be in great shape, except someone has drilled a hole in the bottom of the font of one of them...presumably to electrify it. Unfortunate. 😞
  14. Yeah, I know they're not automotive, so I was trying to not mention them. But I have a genuine old military black powder cannon which I fire every 4th of July, and so I have a soft spot for vintage cannon toys... I also snagged a pair of handcuffs, because they had the key and were "real," and were affordable as a part of the package.