Hello, all. Thanks to all the contributors; this and the MTFCI forum are always useful and entertaining. I would like any information available on what I believe to be an accessory stop or turn indicator. Each arm (raises and lights hand) has its own circuit, which makes me think it may have been wired to indicate turns rather than just stopping. I can't find it in Vol I or II of Kenealy's accessory books or anywhere online, so I'm hoping someone here can shed some light on the manufacturer or even if they've seen another one like this. I've seen a few versions with a 2-dimensional American policeman, but this one is 3-dimensional and has what appears to be a more European style of uniform. I do not know if the light bulbs would have originally been clear or red. The back says "Patent Applied For", but I couldn't find one that looks or operates like this using Google's patent search. Thanks for any info!
Neat item! Does it have a solenoid for each arm? I would think if the arms raise when either light is actuated that the arms would need to be reversed so that lights faced in the direction the "cop" is looking.
Thanks. There is a solenoid for each arm. The arms raise to the side, and the light bulbs are on the front side of the hands. I think it would be mounted facing rearward on a back bumper or fender or in the rear window.
Nik, Oh I get it now, duh! I can see it either being mounted on the drivers side rear fender facing the rear, Or it being mounted on a oversized STOP light. Anyway you slice it it's a real treasure, Thanks for sharing it here!
my friend has one that has a police man that holds up a stop sign when you step on the brake. not as high quality as this one here, but very cute and expensive 20 years ago when he bought it. Niks is really nice. where did you find it?
I think it came from a swap meet a long time ago.
Super cool item, but used as directional lights it would be hard to tell which way you're aiming for in darkness without any reference light in the middle?
This Volvo idea did have a reference light, still it was used only for a couple of years at the PV444 (1951/52). Guess those who wanted to use a roof rack wasn't too pleased with the placement on the roof