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494 Rotary Beacon


Production: 1954 - 1966

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.

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.

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

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.

Unpainted Aluminum Tower - A hard to find variation.

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