Rare Federal CJL Speaker/Light Base

These were pretty common back in the day, for CJ184's. Probably would have been even more common if they hadn't been eclipsed by Twinsonics. How times change.
 
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If I’m not mistaken, the CJL is based on the lower portion of the CJ184 (pun intended), but is not stamped for the light cage axle or the motor/pulley. Probably the only holes line up for the 3-bolt pattern of BeconRays. Just another way to put a speaker on the roof (and cause hearing damage) and not have to buy a whole new beacon.

I'd have it in my collection!
 
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The CJ-184 started the beacon on top of the speaker thing, but for agencies that already had full size beacons and just wanted to add a speaker, Federal offered the CJL speaker base. I remember seeing a good number of Federal and Signal Stat speaker beacons as well as a few Dietz 235 speaker beacons back in the 70's and well into the 1980's. They disappeared in the 90's as as regulations prohibited roof mounted speakers.
 
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If I’m not mistaken, the CJL is based on the lower portion of the CJ184 (pun intended), but is not stamped for the light cage axle or the motor/pulley. Probably the only holes line up for the 3-bolt pattern of BeconRays. Just another way to put a speaker on the roof (and cause hearing damage) and not have to buy a whole new beacon.

I'd have it in my collection!
Also not stamped for groove to accept the dome retaining clamp.
 

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