Anyone have this Spot light on their T ?

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dick Missett Wyoming, PA (NE) on Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 11:09 pm:

Had a good day of pickin in PA and found a really nice Spotlight and tool box. The light is from F.W. Wakefield Brass Vermilion, OH and is a
Red Spot Searchlight. I have an old parts book that lists a special 18V Nitrogen bulb to work off the Ford magneto (75 cents back in the day)
I doubt I'll be able to find one of those but would like some input on the proper 6V bulb # that is used in these lights ? The tool box is in great shape but for the holes I'll have to close off when I remove the handle. I'll be puttin these accessories on my recently acquired 24 Touring.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erich Bruckner, Vancouver, WA on Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 11:49 pm:

I wish.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By jack daron-Indy. on Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 11:58 pm:

A word of caution on that clamp. Be very careful as you can easily crack a windshield when tightening it. Don't ask how I know.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dick Missett Wyoming, PA (NE) on Monday, June 27, 2011 - 12:11 am:

Jack-Thanks for the heads up on the clamp.-Dick


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By A.J. "Art" Bell on Monday, June 27, 2011 - 12:54 am:

Hi Dick

Itís a bit difficult to tell from your photos, but it appears that your spotlight
has at least one of the adjustable colored sleeves that surround the bulb
to give the effect of a clear beam of light projecting through a colored light.

I have include 4 patent files, as it seems your light may have features covered
by two or more of them. Any sign of yourís having had the mirror attachment ?

Frederick W. Wakefield
Vermilion, Ohio
Assignor to F.W. Wakefield Brass Co.
Vermilion, Ohio
Signal-Lamp
Patent number: 1231677
Filing date: Jun 3, 1916
Issue date: Jul 3, 1917
http://tinyurl.com/68ozp2e
http://preview.tinyurl.com/68ozp2e

Frederick W. Wakefield
Vermilion, Ohio
Assignor to F.W. Wakefield Brass Co.
Vermilion, Ohio
Vehicle-Lamp
Patent number: 1365135
Filing date: Apr 28, 1919
Issue date: Jan 11, 1921
http://tinyurl.com/5w59kwq
http://preview.tinyurl.com/5w59kwq

Frederick W. Wakefield
Vermilion, Ohio
Assignor to F.W. Wakefield Brass Co.
Vermilion, Ohio
Vehicle-Lamp
Patent number: 1369756
Filing date: Jul 7, 1917
Issue date: Feb 22, 1921
http://tinyurl.com/5sty4dh
http://preview.tinyurl.com/5sty4dh


Frederick W. Wakefield
Vermilion, Ohio
Assignor to F.W. Wakefield Brass Co.
Vermilion, Ohio
Lamp for Automobile and the like.
Patent number: 1453534
Filing date: Jan 24, 1917
Issue date: May 1, 1923
http://tinyurl.com/65tgfn3
http://preview.tinyurl.com/65tgfn3

Regards
Art


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Monday, June 27, 2011 - 01:42 am:

45 years, never seen one like that. Really neat! (Am I the only one that still uses that phrase?) Congratulations! It will look fantastic on your touring.
drive carefully, and do enjoy, W2


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By ken parker on Monday, June 27, 2011 - 08:20 am:

Dick,

I have a Red Spot on my '14 Touring. The red sleeve is glass and moves in or out with the little brass tab that sticks out near the off/on switch. Mine has a double contact light base and I put a "jumper" wire inside to make them both hot when I turn it on. You will see what I am talking about when you take it apart.

You can use the regular double contact headlight bulbs, 6v or 12v, from the vendors when wired as above. When you slide the red sleeve all the way out, the entire beam is red. Sleeve back is the regular white beam. Red and white anywhere in between. The bezel on mine is brass.

I run my '14 lights off a little 12v garden tractor battery under the back seat and the spotlight makes a nice extra driving light. The 6 volt dble con would work as well on a starter car.

I have the spot and continue to look for the tool box. You got them both! Good for you. As soon as I see another Red Spot I'll put it on my '25.

Ken in Texas


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Les Burg on Monday, June 27, 2011 - 01:33 pm:

Dick,
I have one just like it and it has a "Mazda 1134" 32cp 6-8 volt


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ken Kopsky, Lytle TX on Monday, June 27, 2011 - 02:37 pm:

I re-did one for somebody last year. Can't remember who's it was though. His had a mirror on it too.

Red Spot


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dick Missett Wyoming, PA (NE) on Monday, June 27, 2011 - 09:23 pm:

Art- there is one Red lens that slides and there are no signs it ever had a mirror and appears to be the second one in your post Pat # 1.365.135 (The one with the mirror would have been great) Thanks for all that information. Ken P and Les thanks for the bulb info and Ken K I'll be sending you a PM to find out what it would take for you to make mine look like that. :-) That one is beautiful-Dick


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