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Darren J Wallace
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Something kinda neat!

Post by Darren J Wallace » Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:14 pm

While repairing my 1913 Ford's Jno. Brown model 19 headlights, I found this manufacture's logo etched into the reflector glass before it was silvered. Neat! The original holding wedges are pot metal and badly fractured. I machined a 6.5" appropriately shaped ring out of a convenient sized chunk of bronze on the lathe, cut out the pieces, drilled, & tapped them. Good as new! :)
Some day I'll make some out of aluminum so they look period correct.
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Re: Something kinda neat!

Post by Rich Bingham » Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:29 pm

That IS neat !! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Something kinda neat!

Post by Walter Higgins » Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:30 pm

Note how they spelled out John instead of the typical Jno. I have never seen the company itself spell out John on any of their lamps. Even on an envelope I have with their logo on it, it is still abbreviated. A friend pointed out that the reflectors were manufactured by Lancaster Lens (the L.L. logo in the center). It makes me wonder if it's a mistake on their part.

Attached is another marked for Corcoran and I'm sure L.L. was making them for just about everybody else, as well.

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