My newly restored Blue Model 18 Solaray

ERIC6913

Member
May 29, 2010
3,621
California
Hello fellow collectors!


just in! this beauty was restored by John Dorgan and is absolutely amazing. this model 18 has an original fabulous deep cobalt blue lens. i like red, but a nice deep blue is nice sometimes.


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let me know what you think. thanks for looking!
 

crhaney

New Member
Jun 10, 2010
14
Russellville, Arkansas
Mr. Dorgan does some amazing work. He is the true professional at restoration and preservation of vintage lighting and siren equipment. This old light really turned out nice. I know that you are proud of it. Don't see may blue lights in this model. I like the blue also. A vintage light to be proud of!!


Ray
 

JohnMarcson

Administrator
May 7, 2010
10,991
Northwest Ohio
Vey nice. Blue in a soalt or propello ray is rare.

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Absolutely beautiful! I know you cherish this addition to your collection.


As I understand it, to make glass red, gold is added to the molten glass. Cobalt is added for blue. Gold is more valuable, but red glass is more common. Blue glass--not so common. Ergo, blue glass warning lights=very desireable. I am STILL hunting for a blue glass dome for my 2nd 174.


Congrats!
 

Wigwam700

Member
May 25, 2011
1,009
New York Adirondacks US
MARSMAN said:
The light on the Ecto was a Propello Ray not a solaray.
Propello=spin Solar=up/down!


:hopeless:

:no: :yes:
 

Skip Goulet

Member
Feb 23, 2011
4,241
Midland, TX
ERIC6913 said:
Hello fellow collectors!

just in! this beauty was restored by John Dorgan and is absolutely amazing. this model 18 has an original fabulous deep cobalt blue lens. i like red, but a nice deep blue is nice sometimes.


ai734.photobucket.com_albums_ww341_eric6913_18.jpg


ai734.photobucket.com_albums_ww341_eric6913_002_1.jpg


let me know what you think. thanks for looking!

Very nice, Eric! I've never seen one in blue. We need to see some video of it in action. Was this one that John restored, or restored by his son, Joe, who now has the business?
 

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