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Guscha
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I found a series of photographs, showing the company car of Carl Lutz, a Swiss diplomat, who "served as the Swiss Vice-Consul in Budapest, Hungary, from 1942 until the end of World War II." [Wikipedia].
Images 1, 2, 5 and 6 show a mounted Notek-light. The car was equipped with trafficators (wigwags), painted radiator grill frame and diplomatic plate.
All of the pics have been taken in and around the capital of Hungary during wartime. If the one or another sparks interest, ask me for high-resolution photographs.

source: Archiv für Zeitgeschichte Zürich
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I have no idea what the device on the cowl is. First thought was a siren but it's too small so not sure. However, note the thing behind it that the fellow has his hand on. There is one on both sides so probably hand-holds for security to ride on the running boards.

Posted on: 5/15 10:46
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Could it be a speaker?? Chris.

Posted on: 5/15 13:35
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Guscha
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I have no idea what the device on the cowl is. First thought was a siren but it's too small so not sure. First thought was a siren but it's too small so not sure...
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Could it be a speaker??


Don (PackardDon), Chris (Packard Newbie), thanks for your comments. It is a light, parted into three section. Everey section is lettered.

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...However, note the thing behind it that the fellow has his hand on. There is one on both sides so probably hand-holds for security to ride on the running boards.


Don, what you see are electromechanical trafficators (wigwags), don't know, if you have another name for the predecessor of turn signals.

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Posted on: 5/15 13:43
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The last Packard I saw with those was a similar vintage but they were built-in to the B-pillar so were flush with the body when not in use so I didn't recognize them here.

Your terms for them are fine and understandable but, as they are not used here, I am not sure what they are called. Someone in the U.K. might have a word, though, and Semaphore might be suitable.

Posted on: 5/15 14:02
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When I was a youngster we called them "wig-wags".

Posted on: 5/15 18:23
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Dave (O_D), I know. 14 years ago you said to me:

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...where and when I grew up, we always called the ones without lights "wig-wags" and those with lights semaphores.

It's quite amazing, in fact, how many of them are offered in Germany today.

Please find below a Packard, that served the Luftwaffe during WWII. What is it, what we see there, mounted behind the windshield? An early version of an electric front window heater or a shatter protection?

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The car of the Swiss diplomat in Hungary had similar equipmment installed in 1942 (see below).

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#1 - Sorry, I forgot about.
#2, 3 - Archiv für Zeitgeschichte Zürich
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Posted on: 5/19 22:33
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What is it, what we see there, mounted behind the windshield? An early version of an electric front window heater or a shatter protection?

Any chance that could be not so much of a shatter protection to protect from a broken windshield but more like some version of bulletproof glass? Too bad the side views are blocked to see if there is something similar on the doors or windows.

Posted on: 5/19 23:42
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In the earlier photos Gerd posted of the same car('37 Senior?), it doesn't appear to have the device fitted behind the windscreen.

Gerd continues to amaze with the diversity of photos of Packards he comes up with.

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...some version of bulletproof glass?

Howard (HH56), when looking at the pics, then I think that you're right again. The overlap isn't wintertime but wartime. That doesn't argue in the favor of my heater hypothesis. And a splinter guard should be installed outside.

Please find below an image of a Packard with blacked out radiator grille and Cyclops eye, which served the Kremlin fleet. Uncle Joe's car featured the safety gimmick behind the windshield too.

source: flibusta.site

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Posted on: 5/21 16:44
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