Register now to get rid of these ads!

Here's a stumper for ya... ID this tail/turn light

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Junkyard Dog 32, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. I have no clue. I bought two of them off of Ebay 4-5 years ago and posted them on here way back then. I just dug them out and thought I'd run it up the flagpole again....

    They are super old. Each with 3 seperate thick glass lenses which are swirled from being pressed in the mold, and a die cut cork back...

    Any idea...?



  2. Eddiesixem
    Joined: Apr 29, 2005
    Posts: 558


    looks like some thing off an old travel buddy has something similar to that on his old air stream.......just a guess....
  3. HeyMang
    Joined: Oct 17, 2006
    Posts: 124


    I believe that is an aftermarket accessory from a company called Telescopic. There were various ones made from a buttload of companies in the teens, 20's and 30's. They were put on anything and everything.

    Bobby Green's bellytank blog has some pics of that particular brand/light too. He might be able to help you out some more.
  4. Hackerbilt
    Joined: Aug 13, 2001
    Posts: 6,248


    Very arrow on either side....hmmmm...

    Could they be from motorcycles???

  5. That light you have is realy cool.
    Not to jack the thread but while everyone is looking. What are these ? I've got two like this and one that has an amber and green light facing 180 from each other.

  6. SinisterCustom
    Joined: Feb 18, 2004
    Posts: 8,269


    Probably for a boat......
  7. Kinky6
    Joined: May 11, 2003
    Posts: 1,765


    Yeah, I think Heimz has got it. I have one of those lights, but I haven't looked at it in a while. I think that the Telescopic Co. was in Racine, Wis.

    Do you also have the lamp housing, or just the lens? It looks like it was a add-on kinda gizmo for brakes and turn signals, before they were standard on all cars.

    It would look great on a modified! :cool:
  8. alleyoop
    Joined: Jan 2, 2007
    Posts: 274


    the last two are matker lights off a tanker traler aka alley
  9. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 11,776

    from Texas

    That turnsignal/stoplight setup is a nice one. One of the prettiest I've ever seen. It would be very trick on the back of a bobtail roadster mounted just above the fuel tank.
    As someone above said there were dozens if not hundreds of variations of these assemblies. I saw a turnsignal setup once on a late 20s Packard that was under the big sun visor above the windshield. It was a vacuum unit on each side holding a hang down lamp similar to old swinging RR crossing lamps but with a red lens at the rear and a yellow lens at the front. When you activated the turn signal the vacuum cylinder pushed the lamp out from under the visor and the lamp started swinging back and forth. Of course it was visible from the rear as well. If someone dreamed that up these days we'd think he had a little too much free time.

    I have several of those odd little marker lights in the garage. The casting material is so cheesy they are cracking into a jillion pieces even though they are new never been used.
  10. tommy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 14,757

    Member Emeritus



    A different style on the rear between the nerf bar bumper.

    I love them.

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!


Copyright © 1995-2021 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.