Went to a muster today...

Pimp

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May 16, 2010
1,872
Louisiana
That last "Traffic Master" beacon sure looks like vintage Whelen strobe beacons!





I spy a MARS Aurora Borealis!






 

03crownvic

Member
May 8, 2010
1,033
Louisiana
I can clearly see the words "McDonald and" as the first part of the manufacturer's name name but can't make out the other name. Is it Armeson?


Anyone have more info on these beacons or maybe have one in their collection?
 

dmathieu

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May 20, 2010
8,777
S.W. New Hampshire, USA
I have a nice one in my collection. Look at my collection in this section ( 100 PLUS BEACONS ).


McDonald and Arneson Traffic Master. 6 Volts. Glass dome. 4 bulb reflector assemblies, each with its own flasher.


The flashers are tube like. I'll add pictures later.


Dan
 

03crownvic

Member
May 8, 2010
1,033
Louisiana
Thanks for the info. You can't really see the Whelen 8000 style optic lines in the pic of your beacon. Guess that's why I didn't spot it earlier.
 

stansdds

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May 25, 2010
3,537
U.S.A., Virginia
I actually found and purchased one of those Traffic Master domes on eBay many years ago. Unfortunately, what the U.S. Post Office delivered was a box of broken glass. The box was not badly damaged, but the dome had not been well packed, so I guess it got bumped or dropped enough to shatter the dome.
 

Lt.214

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May 21, 2010
591
Southwest Ohio USA
I have a red glass traffic master dome that I picked up years ago, just never knew which light it went to till now. Its in good shape.


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ChrIs.
 

Sirenman

Member
May 25, 2010
252
Tucson, AZ USA
The name is McDonald and Arneson. They utilize four individual pencil flashers to give a random flash pattern. The flashers are getting almost impossible to find.


John Dorgan

03crownvic said:
I can clearly see the words "McDonald and" as the first part of the manufacturer's name name but can't make out the other name. Is it Armeson?
Anyone have more info on these beacons or maybe have one in their collection?
 

Wailer

Member
May 24, 2010
2,292
Canada
Clarence H said:
Its an older, low tone interceptor, with alert.
Clarence

Are you sure? It has a 1970s chassis cover on it and I can see two transistors on the bottom. I have an Interceptor (with alert) and it has no transistors on the bottom.
 

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