I tried doing a search but could not bring it up.
I have h-lamp lenses that are in model t headlamps they fit
In but they say HUDSON in five sixteenth high letters
Are they for a Hudson car or just made by a glass co.
With that name thanks in advance Jim
They're for a Hudson. The lenses used on their less-expensive brand, Essex, said Essex on the lens.
Your Hudson lens should also have an upside down triangle. That was Hudson's logo. Essex used an octagon.
Thanks mike I just looked on the inside of one of them and on
The left and right flanges they have a star with an r in side probably for reg. Trademark .these may just be older or newer
Than the ones you have seen thanks again for your answer.
Probably should have said no triangle .
I guess I should have looked closer .
After I cleaned off all of the rust stains on the glass way down
On the bottom of the lens in tiny letters was
Hudson glass company Hudson New York
I also have a T light with a "HUDSON" lense in it. I'll have to look at it a little closer now.
It's not uncommon to find a HUDSON lens in a Model T headlamp. I believe it was a brand of aftermarket lens.
Found this while searching Google books - it's from a 1929 Chilton catalog but unfortunately I cannot pull up the complete passage in the book:
Hudson Glass Lens Corp., 229 W. 58th St., New York, N. Y. (Sole distributors for Jeannette Glass Co., Jeannette, Pa. for "Flintex" lenses for all makes of cars & " Hudson" lenses for Ford Cars.) Jeannette Glass Co. — See Hudson Glass Lens ...
This seals the deal:
They are NOT for a Hudson automobile, they are technically "aftermarket" lenses, though many suspect the Ford "H" lenses were made under the Hudson Glass company's license. Gee, 70¢ a pair! Wish I could get them for that nowadays! I have a pair on Barney, he came with one & a friend had a matching one! Reason only one lens? I suspect caused by an air gun, or something small like that as the reflector had a hole in it from something passing through from the front, but the shell is OK.
Ya' learn something every day.
A picture is worth a thousand words. Hudson and Essex headlight lenses did have the names of the cars molded into the lens but, it also had the logo as I said.
Having not actually seen the lens in question, I assumed it was for a Hudson. You know the old saying, when you assume something, well, you know the rest.
I believe Hudson and Essex automobiles with lenses with the upside-down Hudson and/or Essex triangle were Spreadlight brand lenses.
Spreadlight lenses were used on a number of cars in the 1920s. For example, my dad's 1927 Hupmobile had Spreadlight lenses.
You're right Erik.
A very good friend of mine has at least 6-7 Essex cars of various body styles. All are the early 4 cyl. models. One car that he has is one of the first 500 Essex cars built during the 1919 model year.
He has determined that Essex used approximately 4-5 different types of headlight designs during the 4 cyl. era. Some look exactly alike, unless you look closely. them you notice the subtle differences.