I found this in my water bucket today. I remember seeing it last Winter but couldn't find it during the Summer.
That is a very rare lens they were only produced to be used in cold climates.
Be careful to thaw it slowly so it won't crack!
That's the rare "I" lens, I as in ice. Came right after the "H" lens.
(Message edited by 404_not_found on December 10, 2015)
Well I learn something new everyday. The "H" lens must have been for southern "Hotter" climates, and the "I" lens for northern colder "Icy" climates
Now you know where the term . .
"he Froze in the headlight"
came from. It must have been one of these headlights.
Truth to be known, It's probably brighter than the original lens! I remember a few years back I left a set of lenses on the floor of my shop one night, It rained like crazy and the water seeped in and then froze hard. The lens stayed there until spring.
I only have the one. I'm afraid it'll be a cold day before I find another.
Thanks for the humor.
You guys are nuts!!! Ilove it!
Actually they are pretty common up here in Canada from September till March where we get 6 months of winter and 6 months of poor skiing.
I looked through my Dyke's instructional manual because I thought this thread was about something I saw in it but can't find now. It concerned frosting head light lenses by suspending the glass over a boiling pot with some chemical in it. The steam would condense on the lens and the chemical would dry on the glass causing a frost like coating. Apparently some thought the new fangled electric lamps were too bright. I'll keep looking just for laughs.
1950 edition of Dykes--- " A headlamp lens can be frosted with epsom salts dissolved in a teacup of water and then used on the inside of the headlight glass where it is allowed to evaporate. This produces a diffusing type of lens which , however, in some states is prohibited" Dykes Instruction No. 38 pp.440 of said volume.
Thanx Tim. I was going blind looking at that small print any way.