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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by steveo3002, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. steveo3002
    Joined: Apr 4, 2009
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    from england

    went to a local vintage vehicle show that had a few tools and car parts stands

    found this lucas brand all metal bomb shape 12v lamp , the tail fin section turns to wind up the wire inside

    never seen one like this before ,im really happy to have it

    would it be 1950s age?

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    handle pulls up
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  2. Alienbaby17
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    Never seen anything like that before. Pretty cool!
     
  3. chopo
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    thats 6 volt. it wont work in your car. you better send it to me cause im still runnin 6 volts
     
  4. steveo3002
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    already tested in the car park..works fine heheh

    cost me 4 english pounds
     

  5. krooser
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    That's a map light from a B-17..... or not!
     
  6. Don's Hot Rods
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    During the early to late 50's everyone was on the rocket kick. We were entering the space age and all the manufacturers of everything from cars to vacuum cleaners wanted to portray that they were "futuristic" and part of that era. If you look at old TV and print ads from that time the buzz words were "space age styling" and stuff like that. Even magazines like Popular Mechanics were predicting by 2000 we would all be riding around in flying cars. :D

    That light you have looks to me like it was from the 50's and was made to capitalize on that trend.

    Don
     
  7. dadsdreamcar
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    Prett cool for sure
     
  8. tfeverfred
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    Don, I'm STILL holding out for the flying cars.:eek: KEEP HOPE ALIVE!
     
  9. jazzbum
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  10. tommyd
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    What? jet pack not enough for ya?:p
     
  11. iammarvin
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    Ummmm....I still can't figure out why? or what it's really for.
    Someone explain, please.



    Oh....it does look cool........
     

  12. Well in case you're not kidding. It is a trouble light to hang under the hood (or in this case bonnet) to see what you're doing in the dark.

    That is very cool! I would be a proud owner of something like that!

    ~Alden
     
  13. steveo3002
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    cleaned it up today , its really well made , the hook has a rubber buffer inside with 2 locking nuts to be sure it stays on lol

    the moving parts are all greased

    and it looks like the main nose part is made from brass..so might look cool polished up but i think i will leave it stock for now
     
  14. Thats a neat piece!
    To bad it has that dirty word LUCAS on it. :p
     
  15. 2935ford
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    That's the bomb!
     
  16. iammarvin
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    Thanks for the tutorial, I really did not know what that light was for. Who makes such a COOL trouble light?
     
  17. steveo3002
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  18. LockeGilber
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    thats 6 volt. it wont work in your car.
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  19. I think the OP has already worked out that the special 6 volt Lucas smoke has already been replaced with the newer and much thicker 12 volt Lucas smoke !!






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  20. VoodooTwin
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    That thing is wicked kewl! Where do you find replacement bulbs for something like that?
     
  21. TBone69
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    Very cool!, Just dont expect it to work, it is from Lucas after all :)
     
  22. steveo3002
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    amazingly it worked as found

    no idea on that exact bulb , i think a tail light one will swap in although i doubt i will use it much its just something cool to own
     
  23. that is really great. nice score.
     
  24. 5window
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    Excellent find. You were really lucky. But, what's up with the Lime green shop towels in your first photo? They look clean,too. :(
     
  25. steveo3002
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    ^theyre cleaning cloths for waxing etc , id just purchased those too
     
  26. fbama73
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    If it's made by Lucas, look for the selector switch that all Lucas lighting has. It should be a three position knob with the following settings: "Dim," "Flicker," and "Ignite"
     
  27. 49F1Jeff
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    :D Thanks for the coffee out my nose!
     
  28. Bruce Lancaster
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    No, not automotive at all! That's actually from the Lucas Medical Division. They were shut down in 1954 after one of those shorted and let the smoke out of a patient.
    This was how a colonoscopy was conducted before 1982 when transistorized cameras became small enough...
    Basically, the patient had to swallow that thing and keep the cord hanging out of his mouth, sometimes for as long as three days. The doctor waited down at the other end for the right moment to have a look and plugged in the upper end to a modified battery charger.
    It's rare...after the unfortunate barbecue I mentioned, hospitals would only use the Delco ones with real insulation on the wires. Lawyers spoil everything...
     
  29. Kramer
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    Bruce, I have enjoyed reading and learning from your posts. I gotta say however, that was one post I could have lived without. I am now going in for a lobotomy (spelling?) to see if I can get rid of that image.:D
    Oh ya, cool find.
     

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