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Paul Steinberg
07-20-2016, 08:58 PM
Can someone tell me the model and the vintage of this siren? Would it be correct for a 1965 Superior Cadillac ambulance? Thanks Paul

Kurt Arends
07-20-2016, 09:11 PM
What does the badge call it??

Paul Steinberg
07-20-2016, 09:23 PM
Don't know what the badge says. I just got the pictures. I believe that it is a restoration by Joe Dorgan. I was told that it was sold to the buyer as being "period correct", which I doubt. I don't have a Federal catalog, but I believe that light came out in the late 1940's, and was discontinued sometime in the 1950's, in favor of the more streamline siren without the die cast air vents.

Kurt Arends
07-20-2016, 10:05 PM
Don't believe anything that Joe Dorgan says.

Steve Loftin
07-20-2016, 11:00 PM
Don't know what the badge says. I just got the pictures. I believe that it is a restoration by Joe Dorgan. I was told that it was sold to the buyer as being "period correct", which I doubt. I don't have a Federal catalog, but I believe that light came out in the late 1940's, and was discontinued sometime in the 1950's, in favor of the more streamline siren without the die cast air vents.

Without digging, it's pre-1950 for sure.

Martin Harvey
07-20-2016, 11:43 PM
Most of 1965-66 lowtop ambulances (or combos) i've seen were equipped with beacons and under hood sirens, I think it looks too old fashion for this rig.

Peter Grave
07-20-2016, 11:47 PM
Looks like a six volt unit from 40s early 50s. Would scream on 12 volts and not be correct.

John ED Renstrom
07-20-2016, 11:55 PM
with the heavy side fins it would appear to be a lot older I have a pictures of one but it's only labeled federal fallowed by 3000. U would this a G series would be more appropriate for the car. but services offend carried over there equipment so period correct it may be. here is a G with the superior mount and the picture I have of a similar siren