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Grimes HI-FLASH vtg Beacon Ray AMBULANCE FIRE TRUCK POLICE Car Emergency Light For Sale


Grimes HI-FLASH vtg Beacon Ray AMBULANCE FIRE TRUCK POLICE Car Emergency Light


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Grimes HI-FLASH vtg Beacon Ray AMBULANCE FIRE TRUCK POLICE Car Emergency Light:
$500

ATTENTION : This is a VINTAGE/ANTIQUE WARNING DEVICE that was manufactured in the 1950s/60s and is no longer available. IT IS SOLD AS A COLLECTOR ITEM. THIS ITEM IN NO FASHION RESEMBLES OR REFLECTS ANY CURRENT EMERGENCY POLICE WARNING DEVICE IN USE TODAY.

CUSTOMER SERVICE shows that it is “ALLOWED” ANTIQUE/COLLECTIBLE EMERGENCY VEHICLE LIGHTING, Bullet Point 1.

To see the rules here, click on "Emergency Vehicles. lighting and sirens" down the page for ALLOWED specifics: class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-size: 18.06px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: transparent;">

Great for emergency vehicle restorations and antique vehicle parades, 1950s-60s police, fire or ambulance restorations where an "Old School" 12VDC rotating warning RED beacon light was required for the emergency vehicle. The light most likely will be a perfect fit for the restoration of a vintage ambulance, fire or police vehicle.

It was found in an old garage that may have done old municipal vehicle repair and later may have also done vintage vehicle restorations or movie cars. It was wrapped in plastic, in an old box labeled:

"Spare RED light for squad -- New Bulbs and Glass Lens"

PLEASE READ AND VIEW PICTURES: Pictures are a significant part of the description. View all of them before deciding to offer. These items are sold only for collection or use in restoring antique, classic emergency apparatus and the buyer is solely responsible using these items in full compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and ordinances. We are not responsible for any legal issues that are caused by improper usage of these products. Please verify that these items are legal within your state before placing offer.

VINTAGE/ANTIQUE WARNING LIGHT is VERY CLEAN LOOKING and WORKS GREAT: 12VDC. The extremely rare GRIMES Hi -Flash G - 8190 Beacon Ray type rotating antique beacon was specially made for motor vehicles by an airplane lighting manufacturer and is fully operational. It should fit perfectly on a vintage Ambulance, Fire Engine or Police vehicle. It turns fast, smooth, quiet and all the special very bright optical sealed beam lamps work. The box noted the optical sealed beam lamps as new, but are marking everything as USED. The light is approximately 5 inches high and 5 1/2 inches in diameter at the base. The lens looks to be a new new factory original heavy glass deep ruby RED lens, very clear, no cracks, but has very minor, hard to see, scratch on top (see last picture - just to the right of the bulb) and is being marked as USED. Again, the special high intensity optical sealed beam lamps are very bright and were also marked as new, but we are selling them as USED. The polished aluminum base is in good condition, no cracks. There is some slight weathering, scratches, blemishes on the aluminum base, slight tarnish on the light's internal unit (as expected for a light of this age)--see pictures. The lens gasket is in good condition.

This item came from an estate, garage sale. A garage that possibly did municipal maintenance, vintage car restoration and movie stunt or prop vehicle work. I have no exact idea of the age of the light. The item is tested and working. I am not an expert in these items. I have no actual information if it has been modified or if parts are missing. The pictures are of the exact item so as to provide detail and condition. No other parts are included. Pictures are part of the description, the purchaser must decide if it is applicable to their use. The description above just repeats what was written on the old storage box. No motor vehicles or other lights are part of this offer, if shown, they are only shown to provide usage or installation-placement information. Only the light described above is available in this offer. (As with any vintage automotive restoration it needs to operated on a regular basis to keep it fully operation so moving parts do not freeze up.)

PAYPAL ONLY: Payment must be received in 3 days (a non-paying buyer case has been set to automatically be opened by ) and the item may be relisted. Immediate Payment Required under the Buy It Now option

SALES TAX: now collects sales tax at checkout for a number of states too many for us to stay informed about. Be aware that does this now at checkout. We as sellers have no control over this required action. collects and remits the sales tax to the buyers state. Arizona 8.7%

sale: All sales are final. We make no warranty as to exact replication, original correctness or fitness for use. This merchandise may not be returned for refund or credit. As with all electrical equipment it is sold AS-IS with no guarantees. No warranty expressed or implied, all sales final. (Light is out also for local sale)

SHIPPING:

announced the United States Postal Service (USPS) increases on shipping costs. The shipping calculator and labels rates were also increased automatically.

Extra care has been taken in packaging to protect the rare vintage light in shipping which may increase cost:

Using Shipper, which Includes Insurance, and Signature Upon Delivery Required

New Shipping Materials, Double boxed, extra bubble wrapping to properly protect merchandise. (An oversized outside box was necessary to protect the light)

Continental United States only,

Local Pick-up is not possible

The unit worked completely when packaged, however the old bulb filaments, wiring and contacts, etc. are susceptible to vibration during shipping. Shipping damage is the responsibility of the carrier. Report any damage to the carrier immediately.

We are not responsible for a wrong address or a non-deliverable address that is provided by buyer. We use shipping, please verify the address on your account before placing order. If reshipping fees are incurred the additional charges are the buyer?s responsibility.

IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT OF A DAMAGED SHIPMENT: Great care has been taken in packaging. If an item should arrive to the winning buyer's address broken, an insurance claim will be facilitated if the following provisions are met: Save everything, pictures taken of the damaged item's box as well as the item itself so that the carrier knows what condition the item is in. Once you have taken the pictures, please report the damage as soon as possible to the carrier (Online: Go to usps/help?claims for information on USPS domestic insurance) and copy us. Only then can steps be taken to quickly and efficiently by you to resolve the issue. We will assist when possible, but all claim actions are the buyer's responsibility.

100% POSITIVE response: So offer with confidence. Please contact me if there is a problem before leaving any response!

QUESTIONS: Please ask any questions you want, before offer closing! Please contact me if there are any problems before leaving response. Thank you






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