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Posted By: Bruce Gibbins
Posted On: Tuesday January 8, 2019 at 5:09 AM
PIC. In 1953 a cars equipment level seemed to vary country by country and

if a vehicle was a basic model or one that was more upspeced.
British cars were often equipt with trafficators. These were a plastic flag affair that once activated by a switch handy to the driver, would spring out from the 'B' pillar and fall back again once the power was cut. These were usually orange with a globe inside that shone and with time often became unreliable - thanks to Joseph Lucas, the prince of darkness. I can't remember any cars that only had one brake light though during the early 1950's but there surely must have been some. Motor vehicle regulations in Australia must have permitted the centrally located single stop light. Australian assemblers made a large variety of unique bodies that they fitted to imported chassis that may have permitted the single stop light - just a guess. Change of direction and displaying an intention to stop were often achieved using hand signals - I still remember these. In time electric turn signals could be retro fitted and this was common until all cars came new with these. My '39 Olds has the more common two brake lights factory fitted from new, but to improve safety while driving in modern day traffic I had turn signals fitted.

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PICs - Daily Dose of Diecast...Monday by John Merritt #53891
Haven’t seen one of these for a long time. You do buy “Everything”! (EOM) by Shuyuan Yang #53891.1
My collection has never really had a focus, I buy what I like. (EOM) by John Merritt #53891.1.1
Well actually John, then your collection did have a focus if you bought what you liked. :) (EOM) by George Schire #53891.1.1.1
I like them. Keep em coming! (EOM) by Tim Kubiak #53891.2
Handsome pair / great pics. (EOM) by Billy Collins #53891.3
In ‘53 they didn’t have turn signals and just one taillight? (EOM) by David Vandermeer #53891.4
Turn signals??? None of today's drivers even know what they are. All cars have them, but by George Schire #53891.4.1
PIC. In 1953 a cars equipment level seemed to vary country by country and by Bruce Gibbins #53891.4.2
Holden by Claudio Lopez Osses #53891.5
Yes, it is a great little model. I bought it in 1999. It is the first model I ever ordered online, by John Merritt #53891.5.1
John, I like the photos and enjoy looking at them, but I can tell you with 100% by George Schire #53891.6
George, these are by Trax. They produce inexpensive diecast models. by Bruce Gibbins #53891.6.1
Thanks for the history lesson Bruce on the Holden models. Always good to learn something new. (EOM) by George Schire #53891.6.1.1
This car comes from a land down under, where women glow and men plunder by Bruce Gibbins #53891.7
Very good, Bruce! (EOM) by Al Dorado #53891.7.1

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