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Paul Steinberg
01-14-2012, 10:11 AM
That is a rather unique way to mount the beacon. Was that something that the body builder made up using a Federal bracket and a pole light, or were they supplied like that from Federal?

Photo copyright DeBaun Funeral Home, Terre Haute, IN

Steve Lichtman
01-14-2012, 12:58 PM
It is clearly a Federal pole mount light on a Federal base. Whether Federal supplied them already assembled or you had to assemble it from the parts, I don't know.

Here's a similar arrangement on a '56 Studebaker Ambulet, where that was a common mount. (Photo of Windsor Ambulance Service from Walt McCall)

John Dorgan - Deceased - 1938 - 2012
01-14-2012, 02:15 PM
The mount pictured is a Federal "B" mount.
Federal's advertising stated--
" For the hearse-ambulance combination or other vehicles in part time emergency service. These models have a two piece bracket, the lower part matching and identical with Federal universal siren brackets. The light can be attached or removed in a matter of moments."
In 1955, the B base lights comanded a $7.50 premium over the standdard "A" base.

Mike Burkhart - Deceased 1948 - 2016
01-14-2012, 02:23 PM
It must be about the same mounting bracket used on the Q2(B). It sure looks similar..............