Here's an interesting set of after market "Eyebrow" lenses for your FORD.
I have them on my 1917 Touring.
I have been wondering if maybe these headlight lenses had something to do with the legal requirements also. When I bought this touring they had plain glass in them. I was going through a box lenses that I have and found these and installed them.
I have a piar of these seal beam lights on my 27 roadster that I use in the Montana 500. I came into a pit stop and one of the other drivers asked me what happened to my headlight. I got out and the right hand light was laying between the fender and the hood. It was held in place by the wires. When I got back to Colorado I installed these headlight. A Model t friend had given me this pair of seal beam lights. He had been to an action at an old hardware store and they were in the basement still new in the original box with directions. They fit the 1927 light bar real well so I am still using them. No telling how long they had been in the basement of the store.
No patent found for Smith Glass Co.,
but there might have been a court case
over patent infringement at that time.
This ad from The (Pittsburgh) Gazette Times
Aug 24, 1924
And another magazine ad.
I have a pair of Violt ray lens thats going on the 25 fordor taxi when done.
I have the Violet Ray lenses on my '15. Makes it easier to find when parked among 20 other '15 tourings!
If someone want one of these lenses, there is one on eBay:
‘Design’ Patent for Violet Ray Lens
C. M. Wible
Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania
Design for a Headlight-Lens
Patent number: D54158
Filing date: Jul 5, 1919
Issue date: Nov 4, 1919