70 Yard Light
Production: 1948 & 1949
The 70 Yard Light is a small, yet scale-like version of a spotlight used in many industrial areas of the United States in the 1940's. Although the light was catalogued for three years, it is believed production ended in 1949 and excess inventory was sold during 1950.
Due to a thin post support, the bakelite base is prone to cracking or easily being damaged. When handling a complete and undamaged yard light, extra care should be taken to avoid any damage to the black base.
Standard features on the 70 Yard Light include the following: black bakelite base, metal support pole, blackened die-cast swiveling lamp socket and a light bulb. The 70 always used a bayonet-based lamp and was pre-wired to wire terminals on the base.
As with many of the smaller accessory items, an original box for the 70 is more difficult to locate than the actual yard light itself.
Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information
Only Known Variation - Shown in the photo above - All 70 Yard Lights have black bases with a metal support pole and a swivel lamp on the top.
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