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"Type A" was used on all Pierces mid-1924 through 1930.  The larger series 1924-28 units had brass buckets, and the smaller series for those years had steel buckets.  1929-30 had brass buckets.  Not all backing plates interchange.  They are installed so that the backup light is on the far left.  Stop light (far right) has an "S" inside the lens which you can't see unless illuminated or lens removed from bucket.  They have value; condition of buckets affects value, as the brass ones crack and the steel ones can rust out.  Lenses themselves are valuable.

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Re value, need a number of photos to show condition of buckets.  Check with a magnet so you can say whether steel or brass.  Closely examine lenses, *without* removing them (don't take a chance breaking them), and describe any flaws in glass.  If all good (no splits/cracks or rust out on bottom), $500 at least.

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1 minute ago, Grimy said:

Re value, need a number of photos to show condition of buckets.  Check with a magnet so you can say whether steel or brass.  Closely examine lenses, *without* removing them (don't take a chance breaking them), and describe any flaws in glass.  If all good (no splits/cracks or rust out on bottom), $500 at least.

The buckets are where the lenses are contained?

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12 minutes ago, mathgirl said:

The buckets are where the lenses are contained?

Yes, the cylindrical pieces.  Also describe any dents or other flaws in the bezels (rings that retain the lenses in the buckets).

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