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Since I had a great responce for my bell and now I understand it more.
I need lens for signal that I have been looking for under google for several months now and found lots of people liking signals but no parts. Now I can (I think) order 30 per color from General Signal which is the glass you see below which I will have to cut the orginal brass screw heads off to get it out for a more correct mesurment but as I check it now (eyeballn with tape) shows 6 1/2".
And a big question is why AT&SF use white/clear signal?
There is a note on this signal R-2 they choped the bottom off and made it a dwarf signal out of it. So red was top and clear bottom.




Thanks Much!
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Dear OTF:

Last month I was driving at Florida Ave. and S. 1st street in Milwaukee ( it was night) when I saw a lunar white signal, but not a dwarf. I have no clue as to what it was for.

I note that many years ago I saw a similar signal lying in the bushes by an abandoned railroad. It had a lens just like yours. Closer inspection showed that while the broken lens was a clear color, there was another fresnel lens inside which was green. I was told that the Griswold Signal Co. made a replacement lens, but that was then. For what it is worth. . .
 
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Tom,
It does have clips for the back to mount another lens in. Which it had none BUT could have droped out! Only 2 loose holders was there, remember loose, so yes it could have had a green which I would not doubt it.

What is a red lens like that one called? (with the ribs)

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Toad,

The lens with the circular ribs would be a Fresnel-style lens. That lens has a magnifying effect an a light behind it. (I would expect to see that on all signals except crossing signals.)

As to the correct color: who knows? You can make a reasonable guess if you know exactly what the signal's function was.

cheers

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Posted By Tom Leaton on 05/13/2008 9:03 AM
Toad,

As to the correct color: who knows? You can make a reasonable guess if you know exactly what the signal's function was.

cheers

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Tom,
Sorry to be so long to post to you.
The signal's function was a dwarf signal. But color red in top and clear in bottom who knows! Old AT&SF one thou.
Toad
 
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To All that replied,
I found a 6 3/8" glass red lens and 3 gaskets with 2 green glass lens 6 3/8".:D
Now for the sand blasting before it goes to the machinest./DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/crying.gif
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