I picked up this at a flea market as I was looking for old car parts for my Model T. I've been looking for a combination brake/tail light accessory that would be period correct for the car. Granted, this thing is in rough shape, but it seems that better ones fetch really high prices. Anyways, the red lens glass was broken as well as the one illuminating the license plate. Looks like the license place bracket had broken off years ago along with the center metal piece between the stud mounts. It is in "as found" condition, except that I did abrasive blast the back part to see if it was salvageable.
Question: is this an aftermarket accessory for a Model T or not? I have searches the Forum and Googled it extensively but don't have any answers.
I believe what you have is the same as the one on my speedster. It's from a 27 tudor.
The two units are not the same. The top one looks to be off a car from the late 20's or early 30's that some one has modified the stop to fit. The bottom one is the Ford dealer install combination tail light. The combination lamp looks like a large family sized tuna can bolted to the license plate holder that is then bolted to the fender bracket. The Model A 27 to early 28 are about the same only smaller.
That is the early model A tail - not T but a factory Ford item. The repop is in Snyder's for $127.00 complete.