Willis Lamm's
Traffic Signal Collection

  Eagle Signals, Part Two
Signals in the Eagle "intersection" (foreground.)

  Eaglelux Single Face
Type KB63

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The earliest model Eagles we are aware of were the Eaglelux signals. They were rodded (held together by rods) and were available with art deco fins as an option.

The back of the Eaglelux signal is ribbed with each section displaying a small eagle logo and the trademark, Eagle Signal Corp.

Most reflectors were of Lancaster glass mirror type. This particular light came with polished aluminum reflectors. Each reflector frame hangs from a thin tension rod. The reflector latches to another thin tension rod. This design allows the reflector to be suspended slightly forward. When the signal door closes, the lens gasket pushes slightly against the reflector, the pressure is taken up by slight flexion in the rods and a dust tight seal is maintained.

This Eaglelux has the classic door hinges where the door hinge arms straddle the frame hinge arms and are held in place by drop pins secured by crimp rings.

Most Eagles used L-bolts to latch the doors. This Eaglelux uses drop pins and eye bolts with wing nuts to secure the doors, the same design as was used in Eagle's early pagoda 4-way signals.

The lenses most commonly used were Kopp No. 88 lenses that displayed the classic Eagle "STOP" and "GO" semaphore flags. (Some early Eagleluxes have also been seen with Kopp No. 26 diamond pattern lenses.)

The red and yellow lenses in this signal are Adler bar lenses. Charles Adler, Jr. produced and patented three lens styles in 1934 designed to aid color blind people. The red lens had a horizontal bar, the yellow lens a diagonal bar and the green lens a vertical bar. (At the time some signals had red on the top and green on the bottom while other signals had green on the top and red on the bottom. This could be challenging to drivers with red-green colorblindness.) Learn More About Adler Lenses.

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