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    Replacement rear lens for Federal sirens

    @Maxim2Eng You are correct. The lens is a Guide R3A-54 and is used on the 1954 Oldsmobile 88. Michael
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    Federal Mogul... Signal Stat... Dietz.. whatever Saturday fun.

    @Stampeed Valkyrie Federal-Mogul bought Signal-Stat in 1986, Dietz in 1990 and made the Dietz products become Signal-Stat and sold Signal-Stat to Truck-Lite in 2002. Earlier beacons had the same motors that Dietz used but later changed to the cheaper light duty motors that you have in yours...
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    Vintage Catalogs: Grote

    Grote 1981 Edition Catalog.
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    Vintage Catalogs:Dietz

    Dietz Catalog #64, dated October 1966.
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    Some new members for my collection

    @ex416 Yes, they are identical because your SVP 531 is a rebranded Arrow 531. At that time your light was sold SVP mostly sold rebranded equipment. Michael
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    SEV Marchal Beacon

    No, I am more or less sure that it is not a date number. The motor in the photo is 0-71 and the two others I have been working on, including an early 6V without rubber grommets and drainage slot in back of the internal motor housing, are also marked 0-71. It should be impossible because this...
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    SEV Marchal Beacon

    @Jmcd8645 Here are two photos of the lighthead and motor. This motor do not have noice supression but some have two capacitors attatched to the power terminal. The text on the mounting plate says that this light has a rubber grommet mounted motor. Earlier motors do not have the upper rubber...
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    SEV Marchal Beacon

    @Jmcd8645 Here you will see two lampholders, one early with a fiber washer and some type of insulation tubing and a later one with a molded plastic insulator. The original bulb, Norma 12V-25W, Marchal 1234 and a new 12V-45W bulb. Michael
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    SEV Marchal Beacon

    @Jmcd8645 The lampholder that is soldered to the lighthead is homebuilt but the other one seems to be an original one. I have never seen that type before but I assume it is a very late one. All lampholders I have been in contact with is of the type OliverD showed in his photos. Michael
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    SEV Marchal Beacon

    @OliverD Odd to see the your amber has the model number 340/216 which should be the red version. Michael
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    SEV Marchal Beacon

    Red was used in Sweden and this beacon was in wide use by fire vehicles and ambulances in the 60’s longside beacons from Eisemann and Hella. Michael
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    SEV Marchal Beacon

    @Jmcd8645 The model numbers for this beacon are 340/216 for red, 340/217 for amber and 340/218 for blue. Originally the bulb was a 25W/ba15s bulb but with the same big globe that the more normal 45W/ba15s bulb the was later used by all European manufacturers. Normal replacement was with the...
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    Vintage CHP Lights Help

    @AM1 I would say that during the time period you ask about, CHP used Dietz 510 (renumbered in 1970 to 9-51). The Grote 6401 was probably bought in the early 80’s around when the blue light started to be used in 1983. CHP stated to me in 1979 that they used Dietz 9-51 and they did not...
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    Mars Signal Light Co. Type G siren by B&M

    @tsquale If you get that serial number that is stamped at the edge on the motor housing you can contact Brian Eliason at B&M and he can see when it was made and who it was delivered to, Mars in this case. He gave that information to me for my B&M sirens, so now I know exactly the original...
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    Vintage Catalogs:Yankee

    If I say revolving lights instead of emergency lights it will probably be more correct. Michael

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