Anyone ever seen or own an AC radiator cap mounted work light?
It attaches to the radiator and runs off of household current. It has a rubber covered flexible metal gooseneck.
I picked it up at an estate sale this morning. At first glance I thought it was somebody's Rube Goldberg but it is a commercially manufactured piece. I found another example of the same light on the internet.
It's clever and unique so I thought forum members would enjoy seeing it.
Cool. Can't see electric plug or clamp hookup but evidently 6 volt.
It runs on 115 volt household current, not the car battery, and uses a standard household bulb.
The two prong plug is there - just can't see it in the photos.
Gary: It say's in Eric's line two(2) post runs on "household current. That would be nifty as you do not have to have a tripod light and it swivels in all directions
Looks homemade. I would prefer a trouble light with a clamp. If you were working on a car that that radiator cap would not fit, you could not use it unless you simply laid it near what you were working on, pointed in the direction of your work. Jim Patrick
It's too well made to be homemade.
I found another one online - it was listed on eBay in August:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/AC-Radiator-cap-service-light-Hot-Rat-Rod-SCTA-1932-Ford -Model-A-flathead-/330989495503?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr&h ash=item4d1082e4cf&nma=true&si=yn5JH%252Fl9%252FBIt8vOG58sZ%252BTwJKog%253D&orig _cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
Wish I could find period advertising for it.
Here is another completed eBay ‘no sale’ for one.
Oops gotta read more better. Guess I was thinking of not being comfortable with hooking 110 volts up to car. Esp. before polarized plugs.
Yeah, I'd definitely use a grounded plug on that thing..