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Help to confirm the year of this tailight

Post by nsbrassnut » Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:52 pm

Hi All

I got luck recently and found a really good E&J blank and brass tail light at local flea market. Even better, its for a right hand drive car which is nice as that is correct for here (Nova Scotia) before 1923.

Is this for 1913 or 1914 or for both?

Jeff
Nova Scotia

PS. Its a keeper too.
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Re: Help to confirm the year of this tailight

Post by Fire_chief » Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:38 am

13 and 14 were both black and brass.
Great find.

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Re: Help to confirm the year of this tailight

Post by Mark Gregush » Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:25 am

I am pretty sure this would be for a left hand drive car. The clear faces the license plate to the center, red to the rear and blue to left facing the rear of the car. The clear and blue would have been swapped for right side mounting, but I think the blue might have been another red. (port/starboard thing)
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Re: Help to confirm the year of this tailight

Post by George House » Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:03 pm

Mark, I think that 2nd picture has us looking at the clear lens with the blue lens visible on the other side. BTW, that’s a pat’d 1908 stamped on the chimney and not a 32 so; check the top half of the font. It’s probably painted brass !
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Re: Help to confirm the year of this tailight

Post by Mark Gregush » Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:02 pm

George I think you are right. The lens just happen to line up and the blue one shines thru making the clear look blue. It was pre-coffee when I looked this AM. ;)
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