Anyone recognize this light fixture?

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Anyone recognize this light fixture?

#1 Post by Richard Colella » Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:51 pm

This light fixture was mounted in the engine bay of a '62 Notchback. The stamping on the back is hard to read, but it says "GUIDE" along with a few illegible characters. Seems fairly agricultural and not particularly Porsche (hence off-topic). It's 6V, and does work. I kinda like it, but wondering from whence it came. Maybe a generic aftermarket gadget?
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Re: Anyone recognize this light fixture?

#2 Post by Phil Planck » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:22 pm

Probably made by Guide Lamp division og GM in Anderson, IN. Looks like late 30s or 40s vintage to me.
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#3 Post by Richard Colella » Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:47 am

Thanks Phil, seems about right. Just for fun, I'm going to try to track down the application.

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Re: Anyone recognize this light fixture?

#4 Post by Richard Colella » Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:27 am

Phil, turns out that was just enough info to start. These were '47-'55 GM truck done lights. See https://picclick.com/47-48-49-50-51-52- ... 67586.html

Thanks again!

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