Motorola Beacons?

Pimp

Member
May 16, 2010
1,872
Louisiana
Anyone know anything about Motorola Command-O-Lert beacons?





Value, rarity, What kind of cross-bars they were used on?
 

Spanky

Member
Jun 25, 2010
34
Johnstown,PA
Th FD I started with used to have a ford van with a set of those on it. It alos had a Motorola siren and speaker that had a sound you wouldn't mistake for any other vehicle.
 

dustymedic

Member
May 21, 2010
633
Columbus,OH
Think Signal Stat or Dietz made them for Moto....
 

Pimp

Member
May 16, 2010
1,872
Louisiana
I don't own any of these. The red ones are just a result of a Google Images search and the blue one is on govdeals.com





Dusty, I think you might be correct.
 

MIKET2

Member
May 24, 2010
247
Houston Tx.
Damn! :eek: I guess who ever that belongs to didn't give a hoot-in-hell about those lights, man what


a shame not knowing about the value of treating those.
 

stansdds

Member
May 25, 2010
3,547
U.S.A., Virginia
The quad light bar looks like a pair of Signal Stat 374 beacons mounted on a dual cross bar.


The blue ones look a lot like North American 250 beacons and a pair of universal turn signals (Dietz, Grote, Signal Stat) mounted on a Signal Stat or Dietz bar.
 

cmb56

Member
May 22, 2010
746
Norrköping, Sweden
Motorola sold Signal-Stat beacons as Command-O-Lert in the '70s.


I have a NOS Motorola ST 1117 Command-O-Lert which is originally a Signal-Stat 370.


The other is a North American Signal 250. The light head is of the early tube type.


The SAE approval number indicate that it from the '60s and before Motorola started so sell Signal-Stat.
 

Stendec

Member
May 21, 2010
816
Odd - Every Motorola training film I saw in the 70's and early 80's started with a Federal Beacon Ray in the background behind the credits.
 

cmb56

Member
May 22, 2010
746
Norrköping, Sweden
Regarding the bar with the NAS 250's, the bar look like a Signal-Stat bar due to the shape of the mounting feets.


Dietz have never had a bar with that type of feets.
 

dustymedic

Member
May 21, 2010
633
Columbus,OH
Stendec said:
Odd - Every Motorola training film I saw in the 70's and early 80's started with a Federal Beacon Ray in the background behind the credits.
I remember those, & the Miami PD lieutenant with the wide side burns..
 

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