TRAFFIC GARD GLOBE INVENTORY
If you have a Traffic Gard or similar Handlan and have a minute please check your globe(s). If it’s not listed on this table we’d really appreciate more info and maybe a jpg, description, or snail-mail photo.
Your contribution might help us better determine when and by whom these globes were made. At the moment the variations are elusive. Contact trafficgard administrator.
(“size”, in inches: inside diameter and outside diameter [both top and bottom] followed by diameter at center. Approx height 3.25".)
Mold: Close examination of these Fresnel globes against a light or from the inside when clean will reveal either TWO vertical opposite join lines or THREE.
Marks: Marked as indicated; the original “unmarked” Emburys do have “slim” markings on the very top: TOP NO. 401. FRESNEL EMBURY MFG. CO. WARSAW N.Y. A recent find was an "unmarked" clear globe, TOP-NO.40C FRESNEL EMBURY MFG. CO. WARSAW N.Y.
Peephole: Embury introduced this "flame sight" on the Model 40 in 1952. Some Fresnel globes have a small round indentation in the middle of the globe to better see the flame. Sometimes referred to a bullseye but it’s not. The latter term refers to a magnifying “eye” glass.
Color: Red (including red flashed clear), Clear, Amber, Blue cobalt and Green (later signal green).
#855: It's believed that the red 855 was offered but never made. (Former Dietz employees have stated that they were made but to date none have surfaced.) Amber #855 is usually seen with Consolidated Edison Traffic Gards. At the end of production Dietz bought cases of Handlan red Fresnel globes to close out. *The 855 measures 2.62 x 2.97 x 3.51 and will not fit a Handlan 57.
Updated March 15, 2005