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494 Rotary Beacon

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Production: 1954 - 1966

History
The 494 Rotary Beacon Tower was an improved version of the popular 394 Rotary Beacon Tower. The 494 included a continually rotating beacon top through the installation of a vibration driven motor assembly.

The vibration assembly was a significant improvement over the 394 heat-driven tower. Most operators prefer the improved reliability of the 494.

Features
The 494 Rotary Beacon Tower includes the following standard features: stamped metal structure, metal ladder, vibration driven assembly plus a beacon top with a red and green lens.

Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information

Painted Red Steel Tower - Shown in the photo above - The most common variation.
Unpainted Steel Tower - A hard to find variation.

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Painted Red Tower, Unpainted Steel Top - A legitimate factory variation and the most difficult 494 tower to locate. Assumed to be produced in late 1956 or early 1957 in an attempt to use up remaining parts inventory.

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Unpainted Aluminum Tower - A hard to find variation.

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