1930s GE Novalux

A great eBay find of mine back in 2004 or ’05, this “wide-hinge” solid cast Novalux from the mid 1930s came to me in nearly perfect shape, already stripped of paint, except for the visors.  I can’t recall if I had the sockets rewired or if a previous owner did it.   The GE Holophane lenses with older-spec dark red, amber and green, and the brass tag on the back are clues to this being an earlier example of this style of Novalux.


I painted it and mounted it to a short pedestal with a Highway Signal & Sign Co octagonal base.  I decided to sell the Novalux and the pedestal to a friend. I ended up missing having a Novalux, so, fifteen years later, I picked up a two-lamp version.