1950's Vintage Eagle Signal, Detroit Traffic/Stop Light

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  • Item Category: Transportation and Vehicles
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jul 07,2007
  • Channel: Online Auction
1950's Vintage Eagle Signal, Detroit Traffic/Stop Light

This is an authentic traffic light from the streets of Detroit. It was purchased at a Detroit City Garage Sale over 30 years ago (~1976).

This traffic light has not been restored nor refinished. The lenses are not cracked, chipped nor otherwise damaged; but the top visor has a few small dents which are visible in a few of the photos.

Description:

The main housing and front covers appear to be either Aluminum or Zinc Die Cast. The only identification markings on the housing are raised Eagle Signal logos on the back of each light section (see last photo). The Red and Yellow lenses are glass , 8⅜" in diameter, with the Eagle Signal Trademark (Stop & Go Flags) in the center and the following text on the rim: "KOPP GLASS - No. 88 A - Eagle Signal Company - Moline, Illinois". The Green lens is thermoplastic , 8⅜" in diameter, with an Eagle BLISS logo in the center, and the following text on the rim: "Eagle Signal Company - U.S. Pat. No. 3,222,516. Click ! to view a detailed copy of this Patent. The reflectors appear to be polished or anodized aluminum. The only marking is a black logo on the back of each reflector, resembling a dart or missile. Also the reflector behind the red lens has some light corrosion on the reflective surface, visible in one of the photos. This unit has been wired so all light bulbs (25 Watt, 115 Volt) illuminate when plugged in. It does not blink nor sequence. The overall dimensions are 30" Height by 10" Width by 13¼" Depth (the case is 5¼" deep and the visor extend 8"). It weighs approximately 23 Lbs.

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