Nice old 78 doubletone. When I got my '63 Pontiac Consort ambulance in 1971, it didn't have a siren; but I found a 78 like the one above at the old Gordon K. Allen Co. in Dallas well worth the money. The Pontiac originally had a fender-mounted siren, so the 78 fit there with no problem. But less than week after we put the ambulance in service, the siren was ripped, quite literally, off the fender. An S8B Siro-Drift replaced the 78, and no one ever seemed to want to bother it, as it lasted for several years.Need help identifying this "beehive" light (no markings, of course, except for on the fresnel glass--Corning)
It was roof mounted on North Oldham (County, KY) fire departments first "fire truck". It was a 1950 ford flatbread with a 1,000 gal. tank (un-baffled) and two 2-stroke portable pumps, 2 Indian tanks, 500' of 2 1/2" hose and 200' of 1 1/2" hose...straight pipe nozzles, of course.
It looks like the same lights KSP used on their cars in the late 40s, early 50s before the FedSig 17 came along in 56. Which would make sense as the truck was built at the LaGrange penitentiary....ImageUploadedByTapatalkHD1407283089.168119.jpg
At least the was on the fender of the truck!
ImageUploadedByTapatalkHD1407282206.712614.jpg (A John Dorgan restoation)
I like that nice CS8B Siro-Drift you have sitting next to the 78. I have one here just like it.