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  1. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Biggarmike</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Nice piece, limited applications. It would be great as an add-on for a commercial type vehicle of the 1912-1925 era. Maybe a TT wrecker or service truck, phone truck, etc. Sounds like a fair price to me, both for buyer and seller. Sniff around and see what a good carbide generator will run, $$$ ouch! </div></div> thank you MIKE! great - that <span style="font-style: italic">confirms</span> what i, in my {obviously} limited knowledge speculated about its age and use; appreciate it! and thanks for the input on the value <span style="font-weight: bold">{YOU TOO BOB!}</span> - i have not a clue as to what to ask for it, especially after not being able to find any sort of meaningful reference to the VICTOR LIGHT Co. thank god i have no use for a generator, i'd have a heart attack!; i've seen what they bring - even in "barn fresh condition" which more and more when i see that phrase it seems to translate into needing complete restoration! thanks again!
  2. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: 1937hd45</div><div class="ubbcode-body">That sounds fair to me, finding a mate will take some time. </div></div> Hi Bob! thanks for the reply - but unfortunately you raised another question for this pinhead! does your reference to "finding a mate", mean in your opinion this would have been used in a set {l & r}? i remember seeing a pic, a long while ago, of a large early truck, and it had only one on the left. what do you think? thanks! jm
  3. Peter, great idea, this collectibles forum! NOW comes the <span style="font-style: italic">usual dumb joe materasso question</span>: is this a forum <span style="font-weight: bold">ONLY to show, exhibit, show off our automobilia? </span> i have some neat stuff to show, though i'm sure my collection is quite meager compared to most, especially since i'm being forced to sell a lot of it... specifically, i'm wondering, say i have some dealer promo or gas station - etc, items i'm trying to identify, find a value on, learn about its history and use, or sell - does THAT particular post go HERE - or into the "What is it", or For Sale", etc, forums? I don't mean to be tedious, but i know you put a lot of work and thought into this entire site, and i'd like to think one small way i can contribute, is for you to NOT have to move My posts around! i've thought about, but my little mind sees either place of posting as appropriate; identifying, say an oil bottle might be better suited here, but... WHAT DO YOU THINK? looking forward to clarification and your reply, <span style="text-decoration: underline">with many thanks for all you've been doing here! </span> HAPPY MOTORING {AND COLLECTING!} JM
  4. Howdy! after some real close up examination, i discovered the lamp in the pics from the older post was made by the <span style="text-decoration: underline">Victor Co of Cincinnati Ohio</span>; does that "shed any light" on my questions? i'm being offered 175 -150 for it; does that sound fair? <span style="font-weight: bold">it definitely IS NOS - absolutely NO signs of use - or mounting. </span> i cannot find a thing out about it on the web, and {till now!} i thought i was a pretty good researcher! :-( as always, ALL info is gratefully appreciated! thanks, jm
  5. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The definition of "aftermarket" is a bit cloudy in refering to early vehicle parts. This unit is commercial style with door hinge on top and all steel construction. Lamp manufacturers were selling to the public, as replacement or retrofit, the same lamps that a truck maker would purchase and send out as original equipment on their vehicle. The word aftermarket is a modern term that implies a copy by other than the original maker of an item that was factory equipment OR a generic item that will fit and work. This lamp is indeed carbide gas (acetylene)powered,late teens thru well into the 1920s. Trucks used carbide lamps long after they had been abandoned on autos. </div></div> thanks a bunch layden! - and you made good points about the correct usage of aftermarket. thanks! jm <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
  6. hey steve - thanks for your input - it gets me closer to pinning down what it is. i love the old blue brake lights; a good idea to differentiate between tail lights and STOP! i hate to sell it, but i have 2 - and unfortunately no car to hang it on now <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> best wishes, jm <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
  7. its me AGAIN, puzzled yet again, and hoping i can get the info i need here {as usual! } this one i can't find anything out about - there are no markings on it other than the name ACE and CULVER & STEARNS MFG. CO. WORCESTER MASS. any idea what type, age or make vehicle this could have been fitted to? as to assessing value, i took pains to show the BLUE lens has a small chip. it is about 8 1/2" high. anyone need it and/or know its worth? thanks once more! jm <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> [/image] [/image] [/image]
  8. greetings all! its me joe, puzzled yet again, and hoping i can get the info i need here {as usual! } i know absolutely nothing about any of them and am trying to determine, age value and applications. i will list them in seperate posts to hopefully make it easier to reply to them. these i haven't a guess; there are no markings on them other than the lens which reads "SMITH LENS". its 10" diameter to the outside of the bezel, and 13" across the ears. they are 5 1/2" deep. any idea what type, size or make vehicle would have used this? as to assessing value, i took pains to show the lens is cracked. anyone need them and/or know its worth? thanks once more! jm <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" /> [/image] [/image] [/image] [/image]
  9. greetings all! its me joe, puzzled yet again, and hoping i can get the info i need here {as usual! <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />} i know absolutely nothing about any of them and am trying to determine, age value and applications. i will list them in seperate posts to hopefully make it easier to reply to them. this one i'm not sure is commercial; old motorcycle? there are no markings on it other than the badge and i'm guessing it's carbide or acetelyne? - i have NO knowledge about gas powered lamps! any idea what type, size or make vehicle would have used this? as to assessing value, i took pains to show the lens is cracked [but a "smooth crack"} and the break in the case where i assume it was dropped.it is heavy - 13 pounds, and is 8 1/2" in length not counting gauge which reads 0-60, and its 8 1/2" in diameter to the outside of the bezel. anyone need it and/or know its worth? thanks again! jm <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> [/image] [/image] [/image]
  10. greetings all! its me joe, puzzled yet again, and hoping i can get the info i need here {as usual! <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />} i know absolutely nothing about any of them and am trying to determine, age value and applications. i will list them in seperate posts to hopefully make it easier to reply to them. this one i'm assuming is commercial, but is it aftermarket? there are no markings on it other than 9536-1, and a circle that has a letter or number, but it illegible. they are cast into the bottom of the mounting bracket. and i'm guessing it's acetelyne? any idea what type, size or make vehicle would have used this? 15" top to bottom, with the lamp body 7 1/2" diameter. thanks! jm <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> [/image] [/image] [/image]
  11. thanks guys! apparently no one on ebay needs one - or anymore garage art! thanks again! <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> jm
  12. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The only manufacturer I'm aware of that offered these as an option was Nash in the early 1950s. According to <span style="font-style: italic">The Standard Catalog of American Motors</span> they were offered from 1950 through 1952, and were made of plastic. There may be others, however. </div></div> <span style="font-weight: bold">FIRST -</span> I just spoke to my father about this who had 1952 Nash Ambassador - you know, the one with the seats that converted the ENTIRE interior into a bed that came close to approximating a queen size. With an interior length of 10" 3" from windshield to rear window, it must have been quite sumptuos! He said that the screens Definately were available as a factory option; he had them, and recalls that worked very well. <span style="font-style: italic">In fact they worked SO WELL my parents believe I was actually </span> <span style="font-weight: bold">CONCEIVED</span> <span style="font-style: italic">IN THAT CAR on a trip somewhere in the wilds of Saskacthewan!!</span> <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" /> [color:"red"] Perhaps that helps explain why I've been a motorhead from before I could even talk! - FIRST WORD - "TRUCK"! <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" /> probably not the "type" of car Phil was intersted in, but as a vintage SAAB buff {pre 1972}, i am 99%certain that they were offered as an option on the second generation of SAAB production cars, the 92b of 1953. the 92b as the first SAAB to have a trunk lid, and a factory kit that converted the interior into a bed with the removal of the rear seats, or a factory kit that convertes the car aft of the front seats into a cargo hauler, not unlike the "slide in" pickup beds of the 1930's on american cars {Hudson comes to mind}. back to the screens; the ability to sleep in the car was a prominent part of its marketing plan, and as such, i KNOW screens were offered, but i'm NOT certain if they were factory, though i am ALMOST certain they were offered as a factory option to complement the ability to "tour", auto travel/camping was referred to in europe in that era. i will contact some of my fellow SAAB <span style="font-weight: bold">NUTS</span> and see if i can verify this. as an aside, FYI the SAAB 96 was the first mass produced automobile to offer front wheel disc brakes as standard equipment! these little cars were VERY VERY REVOLUTIONARY in automobile engineering and production <span style="font-weight: bold"> FIRSTS! </span> HAPPY MOTORING! JM <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
  13. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Dodge about 1920 </div></div> Damn! - you're GOOD Layton! jm <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
  14. Thanks VERY much! jm <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
  15. GREETINGS! i have this NOS GMC window crank; box states : 3702164 handle, also 1154. as i recall, this looks <span style="font-style: italic">about</span> 1954 vintage - so is that the age on this? can you help me with a value? many thanks! jm <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> [/image]