Restored - Honolulu PD Super Beacon Ray 174

Same type of light made famous in the original Hawaii Five-O!  Had to replace pilot light post and bulb.  But otherwise works well!

 
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7d9_z28

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That is awesome!
 
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warubozu47

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YOU DOG!!!!

You got one!!!!!!!

Verrrry nice!!!!!
LOL, I wonder if there are any others floating about...  If I find another, it'll have your name one it sir!
 

ERIC6913

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Wow, now i have finally seen one! I remember talking to John Dorgan about these models and how he was trying to acquire one from a guy he knew.
 
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warubozu47

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Can you please post a photo of this light with them dome off? I would like to see the inner workings of the cruise light. Thanks!
Can do when I get back from San Diego in Jan.
 
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warubozu47

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San Diego?? You know i only live one hour north of there!
Yeah, parents moved up 20 years ago.  So I try and make it up every winter (put up christmas lights, etc).  If youre an hour up north, i'd guess the Laguna area?
 

u387962

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If possible can we see a photo of this light with the dome off? I am interested in seeing the cruise light and how it was mounted to the Beacon Ray base.


Thanks!
 

dmathieu

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I remember John Dorgan searching for this light. There was a special 174 number designated, I believe.
 

Maxim2Eng

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I was speaking with Mr. Dorgan (RIP) about the Honolulu 174 about 20+ years ago and I vaguely recall he thought FedSig stamped it 174H. Now that's a Holy Grail item!
 

RyanZ71

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Very very cool. Wonder what the point was with that back and forth pattern instead of a full rotation?
 

shues

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The benefits of the oscillation of the model 174 have been discussed here before. To put it in a somewhat more modern context, consider the effectiveness of the Magnabeam versus the Firebeam.

If I recall correctly, the 176 came out some years after the 174 for applications where the an oscillating beacon would not necessarily be desired.
 

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