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Model T after market headlights

Post by jyancho » Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:58 pm

I took these lights off my car to return it to original. They’re marked Gray & Davis made in Boston. The forks measure 7.5” center to center and are double bulb. I also have the high/ low beam switch. Anyone know anything about them? I’ve not found any similar.

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Re: Model T after market headlights

Post by Dan McEachern » Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:29 pm

What year is your car? It makes a big difference in what's "original".


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Re: Model T after market headlights

Post by jyancho » Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:00 pm

It’s a ‘15, I’m pretty sure these are not OEM.

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Re: Model T after market headlights

Post by Mark Gregush » Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:11 pm

Canadian production in 15 would have had forks, so yes they could be factory.
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Re: Model T after market headlights

Post by Allan » Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:15 pm

They are not like the Canadian lights that came with my 1915 tourer. They were single globe, centrally mounted just like the later lights.

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Re: Model T after market headlights

Post by jyancho » Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:31 pm

No, these are not the Canadian lights, the forks are too wide for that, plus they are clearly marked Gray & Davis and they don’t have the ford style trim rings.
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Re: Model T after market headlights

Post by TRDxB2 » Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:50 pm

I have a pair of double bulb headlights. The buckets are the same in shape as these above but were designed to attach to the fender bracket like not forks. Also no screws on the backside of the rim of the bucket. Looking at the entire setup makes me think they were made by someone for their car. Would be easy to tell more to see how the headlight rims are holding the lens in place. Also how the brackets on the bucket for the forks are attached (rivets?). Take some pictures of the the back side of the headlight ring and the inside of the bucket to see what behind the reflector
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Re: Model T after market headlights

Post by Mark Gregush » Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:51 pm

Ok then they are aftermarket made for the Ford Model T and supplied by Gray & Davis. ;)
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