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WHAT AUTOMOBILE? Unknown 1920's-30's Dome Light Jefferson 2771


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While Googling on 1920s Jefferson automobiles, I happened to come across your pics on aac.org. Looking closely at the second picture, I was just barely able to make out "JEFFERSON" at the bottom edge of the lens. This was very interesting to me since my grandfather, Albert Mastelli, Sr., was supposed to own an automobile company in the 1920s, based in Port Jefferson, Long Island, New York. The cars he was supposed to have made were known as "Jeffersons". Unfortunately, this was just before the great stock market crash of 1929 and according to what my father (Albert Mastelli, Jr.) told me when I was young, he was able to make only a few cars before he lost everything. Up to now I have not been able to find any information about this make on the internet (or anywhere else). It's entirely possible that he never got the chance to build even a single car before disaster struck but I would love to know a little bit about this side of my family. I asked my father (when he was alive) for more information but he didn't know much himself. I'm sending you this in an effort to give you a little info that might help you out with your identification of this part. And if you should get any leads about Jefferson automobiles, please email me back with it. Thank you.

Christopher Mastelli
moodiie1@gmail.com

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On 11/27/2019 at 11:39 AM, harvest said:

had this sitting in my garage junk drawer for decades. im asking for any help identifying what automobile it may have been for? I searched google for about an hour with no luck and figure ask here for some knowledge. Appriciate any thoughts. Thank you

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What's the dimensions? Could this automaker out of Port Jefferson be a match? 
FRP or Finley Robertson Porter Company


Link:

1915 FRP - Seal Cove Auto Museum

 

The smaller lens is the one I'm thinking it could be.

 

1915FRP-2

 

 

 

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On 3/7/2022 at 8:54 PM, Moodie-1 said:

While Googling on 1920s Jefferson automobiles, I happened to come across your pics on aac.org. Looking closely at the second picture, I was just barely able to make out "JEFFERSON" at the bottom edge of the lens. This was very interesting to me since my grandfather, Albert Mastelli, Sr., was supposed to own an automobile company in the 1920s, based in Port Jefferson, Long Island, New York. The cars he was supposed to have made were known as "Jeffersons". Unfortunately, this was just before the great stock market crash of 1929 and according to what my father (Albert Mastelli, Jr.) told me when I was young, he was able to make only a few cars before he lost everything. Up to now I have not been able to find any information about this make on the internet (or anywhere else). It's entirely possible that he never got the chance to build even a single car before disaster struck but I would love to know a little bit about this side of my family. I asked my father (when he was alive) for more information but he didn't know much himself. I'm sending you this in an effort to give you a little info that might help you out with your identification of this part. And if you should get any leads about Jefferson automobiles, please email me back with it. Thank you.

Christopher Mastelli
moodiie1@gmail.com

 

Could it be your grand father worked for this company in Port Jefferson I mentioned above? 

No disrespect but sometimes stories get mixed up as they are passed down from generation to generation. 

Best regards and good luck, I hope we find the answer for you.
 

 

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On 11/27/2019 at 10:39 AM, harvest said:

had this sitting in my garage junk drawer for decades. im asking for any help identifying what automobile it may have been for? I searched google for about an hour with no luck and figure ask here for some knowledge. Appriciate any thoughts. Thank you

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Being that is it milk glass it looks like a dome light lens and bezel to me. Here is one similar to it....https://www.ebay.com/itm/304432902190?hash=item46e19d702e:g:VdMAAOSwg8FiRgBs

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