Thank you, Jay for posting this. I have often wondered just what sort of actuating mechanism was moving the semaphore arms in this type of signal. Your side shot helps me to understand. Bill
As if we don't have enough levers and peddles to operate when we are trying to turn or stop they give us another one! That would be a great addition to anyones Model T. Thanks for sharing.
True Dennis but I would sure love to get ahold of one. They are so neat. Trouble is I don't think they're too well suited for a touring?
Man, would I like to have that on my TT !!!
It looks like the coils & mechanism are all exposed to the weather. I can't imagine this functioning for very long.
Jay - There is a nice original advertisement for this device on eBay right now!
I forgot to mention in my post: But it sure looks cool!
A fantastic piece of rube Goldberg design, but the drawing and hand lettering in the instructions are priceless.
My 1924 Tudor has one of these signals on the back. It is fun to see the expressions on the faces of the folks in the following car when you signal for a turn!
However I wish that mine was as nice as your's Jay, what a gem!
I have never seen this item but what a great part!! Tim
Here's the magazine ad
If I mounted that on my car these days, I'd be worried that the person behind me would be so fascinated by it that they'd lose their concentration and run right into the back of me!