Searchlights For Sale!
The units shown for sale
owned by Searchlight Advertising Companies. I do not know
condition of these lights, so you must contact the owner. I only
provide this page as a place to display their goods.
Visit my Searchlight hobby page HERE
to learn more about these great machines!
Do you already own a WWII Searchlight?
my Searchlight Owners Forum HERE
you should know....
Carbon Arc Searchlights come in 3 configurations.
1)A light in it's original W.W.II condition, will
in two separate trailers. One unit will be the generator trailer, and
other trailer will be the light unit. If you buy a
in its original W.W.II condition, you must also by a trailer to tow the
two units with. See the pictures below. I would not tow original
equipment around more than 25MPH.
2)Another configuration are searchlights
and mounted on one single trailer. This configuration is more
for business use.
3)Finally, the units can be configured to mount
the back of a truck, or even a fire engine!
You should be mechanically inclined....
You will be
and operating a 60 year old "Hercules" Flat head in line 6 cylinder
that drives a 16.7KWV DC generator. You will also be operating
maintaining a very powerful Carbon Arc Light with a delicate carbon rod
feed mechanism that you must maintain, and monitor at all times to be
the carbon rods are feeding properly. In most cases, you can't
fire this machine up and walk away.
You will also need a good
size truck like a Ford F250, capable to pulling between 4000 to 8000
depending on your configuration.
What do you get for all
trouble? A powerful 800 million candle power beam that is 5 feet
in diameter that reaches 5 miles into the night sky, and can be
for over 35 miles or more when conditions are right. You will be
in charge of one of the most powerful man made light sources in the
You will attract people from miles around . People will come like
bugs to a light. You better like to talk, and meet people, cause
once you fire one of these lights up, they will come, and ask many
Located in Barstow Ca.
$16,000.00 Sperry light and generator mounted on
very nice custom trailer. Both generator and light have been well
maintained and ready to advertise events for you.
Located in Iowa. Asking
$12,000.00. this Sperry light with General Electric generator in
working condition and ready for restoration!
John R. Sybenga
Oskaloosa, IA 52577
See more photos at.... http://sjcook.com/army/searchlight/
Here is a GE light and generator mounted on a Crown fire pumper
located in Honolulu Hawaii. The price is $29,000.00
for this combo and the price includes shipping to Long Beach,
The light was bought the light in 1989. The searchlight and
were made by GE in 1942, and the light was used in New Mexico by
the Atomic Energy commission, not as a light but as a
for some unknown experiments. It was picked up by a
light operator, and was brokered to me by John Tyson, the
of Sunray lighting in Los Angeles, who sold his entire parts
to skyview. When the light arrived in Honolulu, it was
on its original axles, as was the separate generator.
The firetruck is a 1965 CROWN pumper, originally powered by
a Hall Scott dual distributor engine. It was purchased by the
of Honolulu. The firetruck was bought 1990. The water tank
was removed from the pumper and the light and generator was
on the firetruck. The entire rig was re painted. In 1998 a
military overhaul Cummins Diesel fitted because Hall Scott is out of
and distributor parts could not be found.
In 2000 the bimini top for sun and rain protection over the
cab was installed.
Contact John Wiser
that would be his Cell.
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Located in Detroit Mi, Many GE Generators and parts for GE lights in
a Searchlight Boneyard. Lights are all missing their mirrors. Most of
generators were working when taken out of service years ago when the
Also available are a few NEW OLD STOCK Sperry lights and generators
that were never used. They were transported to the shop in Detroit when
they were new in 1949, and never used. Still have original packing
Robert L Doerr 's "Classic Carbon
Arc Searchlight Parts"
586-777-1313 evenings (EST)
Located in Billings, Montana, Scott Prindle is selling everything,
has lots of spare parts that aren't shown for both GE and Sperry. He
has about 1500 carbon rods. He wants to sell everything as
a package but will entertain anything.
Call: Scott Prindle
Located in Portsmouth, Va., Jim
"Searchlight Express" is selling his equipment. He has fifthteen
searchlights in very good condition, all of them work, and are mounted
on platform trailers with gas generators. One Skytracker in almost new
condition. He is looking to sell all of them. He also has parts
sale. The brass shield, brushes, and good carbon rods. The ones we get
from India are sometime defective.
Jim's PHONE NUMBER is 757-399-8819 or
cell phone 757-617-1903.
Respond to Mr. Thorton. or
Richard C. Harrell 757-396-4765 Cell
A Sad Site.....A Searchlight bone yard.
As the years pass, many of these great lights end up as scrap metal
Sites to visit....
See Bob Meza's General Electric Searchlight
Searchlight Owners Forum click
Searchlight History and how they were used in
See Jim Mulligan's Restored 1942 GE Searchlight
Skylighters 225th AAA Searchlight Battalion from
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