I have a pair of Jno Brown Model 110 sidelamps.
These are the black painted steel and brass version and include a red jewel on the back - see picture below.
Does anybody know approximately when the red jewel was dropped?
Would these lamps be correct for only 1913 or can they be used for 1913 and early 1914 models?
Interesting. I have always assumed that model 110s came both ways during the time period they were available. Some had red jewels, some did not. Most had brass tops, but many had steel tops... I assume they were used in matched pairs, but some say they have been found mixed on "original Ts".
I'm just assuming that the jeweled lamps were earlier and the jewels were eliminated sometime down the line to reduce costs.
If anyone has a definitive answer, I'd like to know.
I recently sold another set that did not have jewels:
I have an original 1914 T Runabout (assembled 12/16/1913) and has the J B # 110 Lamps. One has the red Jewell and the other doesn't. I wondered about this also.
It's not just the Brown lamps. The later E&J and Corcoran side lamps lost their jewels too. Not sure about Victor - those are not too common.
Victors, at least the Model 2s, never had them.