I found a set of Grey and Davis 104 cairrage lamps in a barn when I was looking for some model t parts. I kicked myself for not getting them then, but this weekend I ran I to the guy at a swap meet and I caved and bought them with a small pile of other stuff. When I got home I decided to research them and came up with next to nothing on the interweb so I figured that I could try and ask a few questions on here.
Did anyone ever put this side lamp on a model T or were they only on the higher end cars like Cadillac?
If I get tired of looking at them on the shelf, what are they worth if I want to sell them? They only have a few minor dings and dent, and all the glass is in awesome shape.
Would it hurt to take some brasso and carefully polish them up?
Sorry Daniel but they are absolutely valueless. So you should send them to me with utmost dispatch and I'll refund shipping costs by return mail......all seriousness aside, they're gorgeous. Not being a lamp expert, I'd say they're circa '11-'13. They're post bale handle and post 3 tier chimney but pre black and brass. And I second your suspicions that they're for high end autos. If I needed them for a restoration and you presented them for sale; I'd pay upwards of $ 650-$700 for the pair. HCCA Classifieds would be your best bet.
Wow, that's good news. I'm afraid to say what I got them for! Would it hurt to polish them up carefully?
I would leave them just as they are. The next persons car may have just the same patina or they can polish them to their standards.