|I was able to satisfactorily repair the broken metal parts with JB Weld epoxy. I replaced the broken reflectors and lenses by trading and buying from other signal collectors. The visors are new factory spec reproductions. I used original wiring harnesses from a 1953 Type DT signal that I was also restoring.|
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Vintage: 1952, based on dates on reflectors
Provenance: Signal was originally in service in New Orleans. Seller claims it came from the French Quarter, taken down in early 1960s when the city went to mast mounted signals. Original paint was old time N.O. blue-green and condition suggested the light was only in service for about 15 years, which is consistent with the claimed provenance.
Details: Corning glass mirror reflectors, small bead smiley lenses, original spec cloth covered wiring (taken from a 1953 type DT,) factory spec reproduction visors.
Miscellany: The pendant left turn head is a later model lettered door Type DT "art deco" taken from a 1953 type DT.) Color is "Bahama Sea" which is the closest I could get to the current New Orleans signal colors.