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 Author  Topic: Check out Search Light found on eBay!
Frank Andruss

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Frank Andruss   Send Email To Frank Andruss Posted on: Mar 28, 2015 - 8:48am
Hi all!

I found this on eBay and thought you might like it! Check it out now! Vintage Carlisle Finch Co PT boat search light
http://r.ebay.com/BHBG2g

I'm not too sure, although they did use that Manufacturer and they were 12 inches, any thoughts. . .

 photo ebay-light.jpg

Frank

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Frank Andruss

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Frank Andruss   Send Email To Frank Andruss Posted on: Mar 30, 2015 - 6:49am
Is anyone going to take an educated guess as to this light. I know it isn't about the true color of the 109, or actually how many bolts were in the Packard Engine but it is important to me................


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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jerry Gilmartin   Send Email To Jerry Gilmartin Posted on: Mar 30, 2015 - 9:32am
Hi Frank,
It does not look like the kind of lights they had on PT Boats to me. Notice there is no Aldis Device shutters to use for Morse code flashing. The shape looks wrong as well. I dont think the Higgins used these exact types of lights, but maybe it was used on a Huckins or an Elco? I wonder how the seller determined it was from a PT Boat? Maybe he is just adding that description to try and raise the going price but does not have any provenance to prove it was on a PT Boat? I am no expert this is just my own personal opinion. I hope I did not offend you.
Jerry

Jerry Gilmartin
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Frank Andruss

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Frank Andruss   Send Email To Frank Andruss Posted on: Mar 30, 2015 - 11:06am
Jerry thank you for at least weighing in on this issue. I heard from Ted who thought it possible to be from an earlier PT ( Elco 77 Footer) but not sure. I sent an E Mail to Al Ross but received no reply...........


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Will Day

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I dunno, Frankie. I think I agree with Jerry (including the part about him offending people - lol); even on PV-70 and clear back to PT-3, the lights look to be about twice as deep. This one just doesn't look right. Hopefully Al will know for sure.

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Andy Small

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I can def state that it's not from a Huckins.

- Andy


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  TED WALTHER

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Frank;
Yes I now agree with Will, I have been going through 70 and 77 foot ELCO photos and the lights on those boats are deeper than this one is.
Take care,
TED


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Frank Andruss

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Frank Andruss   Send Email To Frank Andruss Posted on: Mar 31, 2015 - 6:52am
Thanks Guys, this morning I had a chance to check out some photos that I had and in looking at the one on EBAY, no way is this from a PT BOAT................


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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jerry Gilmartin   Send Email To Jerry Gilmartin Posted on: Mar 31, 2015 - 2:01pm
Hi again Frank,
I was thinking it may be from something more like a 35 foot motor boat (ie a Captains Gig) or something similar. The US Navy as well as the USCG still operates several types of utility boats and the need for various sizes and types of boats will remain for a long time to come! I think it is likely this particular light may have been used on some type of Navy craft, just not a real PT Boat.

Jerry Gilmartin
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Frank Andruss

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Frank Andruss   Send Email To Frank Andruss Posted on: Mar 31, 2015 - 4:06pm
Thanks Jerry, I always appreciate your input


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