Look what I found at the city shop

#1
So I was at our city shop waiting for my cruiser to get done, when I stumbled on to this, a Federal Signal Twin Sonic 12. I asked the shop manager what the story was on it, and he said it's been collecting dust for over 20 years. I asked him if I could have it and he said sure. I took it home and cleaned it up. The red dome came out really nice, but the blue one didn't have quite the shine. I also tried to power it on, but only the lights turn on but they don't spin. Here are some pictures.







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I will eventually getting around to cleaning the inside. It will be put in my collection. Hey can't beat free. Bonus it has the original mounting feet and gutter mounts.
 
#5
The SAE approval says 1971 and the name of Federal is Federal Sign & Signal Corp.
They changed from that name in December 1975 to Federal Signal Corp.

Michael
 

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Site Regular
#8
That's a great find. As Mars said, the blue domes are getting hard to find (in good condition anyway). There should be a tag on the motor, that will be very close to the build date.
On my San Diego FD CTS, it took a little bit of break clean to get the rotators to spin due to the dust and grime that had build up.
 

stansdds

Veteran Member
#16
Free is a great price! As for it's build date, the closest you may get will be the motor. Take a look at the motor, it may have a decal or ink stamping. Decals will have a month and year clearly marked, but if it a series I motor, it is more likely to have an ink stamp. If there is a date code it will be one letter and one number. Let us know what you find.
 
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hawkspringsfire

hawkspringsfire

Gold Supporter
#17
Free is a great price! As for it's build date, the closest you may get will be the motor. Take a look at the motor, it may have a decal or ink stamping. Decals will have a month and year clearly marked, but if it a series I motor, it is more likely to have an ink stamp. If there is a date code it will be one letter and one number. Let us know what you find.
Ok perfect I'll take a picture and post it this weekend.
 
#18
Finding this type of stuff is always neat.
The last Twin I was able to save came off a 3rd line pumper that was getting put out to pasture a few years back. I was able to save the TS off that engine before it got tossed in the dumpster.
 

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