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Were these used on 1927 Buicks?


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Three of these were in a collection of parts that I bought for a 1927 Buick mod 27. I have not seen a picture of these on any vehicle.  Would anyone know if it was indeed a '27 part, and if not any idea of where it was used?

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Marty

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Looks to me like a tail / brake light housing assembly.  Is the rectangle on the edge a window for light to shine on a license plate?  I have no idea if it is a 1927 Buick part.

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These were Buick accessory tail lights used after 1925. Yankee model 280A to replace the standard  single unit. (See David Chambers article Antique Automobile March-April 1971 pages 47,48,49.

 I have a very nice unit but is missing the 2 beehive lens. A friend made up the plastic BUICK lens insert. Many years ago they were available from "BOB'S".

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Marty:

Here is one as set up on a 1927 Sport Roadster that came equiped with a trunk rack and one side mount. And yes most cars came equiped with only LH tail lights up into the mid 1930s.

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The owner of the Sport Roadster indicates he has a bunch of them (the Yankee 280A) if I needed a lens. Unfortunately his "get-around-to-it" takes years. There have been several on Ebay missing lens' and such for years with outrageous prices for not much more than the condition you show on yours.

 

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dibarlaw  Thanks for the pics! I agree with you on ebay pricing - it is ridiculous in most cases.  I also have a contact that I can describe as you do in your last post - I don't have infinite time on my hands.  Maybe I will get lucky and find the lens in the stuff I have yet to look through.

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As much as I like to see things like different colored lenses that were used in the past, people do not understand them today.  They do not understand basic hand signals either.  Consider that a 6 volt incandescent is also not very bright and there are better options out there with LED's.  A light on the left and the right though not period correct is what drivers are expecting.    Hugh

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