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Director/search light trailer??

Post by retro-roco » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:36 am

Not mine, not sure which specific model...

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Re: Director/search light trailer??

Post by DaninNM » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:12 am

looks like the leveling jack handles have been cut off the four corners?
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Re: Director/search light trailer??

Post by Ben Dover » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:37 am

Appears more M-7 Generator by ACF Brill than anything.

And note the Hub Caps.
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Re: Director/search light trailer??

Post by retro-roco » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:38 am

You probably know more than I do. I didn't notice anything that appeared to be cut off except the lunette?? I know nothing about these trailers, but recognized it as WWII...
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Re: Director/search light trailer??

Post by D.R.H. » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:01 pm

Having worked at Ft. Mac. museum for quite a little while, I think that Retro-Roco may be correct. The Director purchased two actual searchlight trailers for the museums searchlights. I had the pleasure of helping to load a searchlight in one and the generator into the other several times. The draw-bar of the searchlight trailer is hinged near the body and held in place with clevis pins when in travel mode. It appears that this trailer has a fixed draw-bar.
Also, Ben has a pretty sharp eye to notice the hub cap in the photo. Looks to hexagonal. :wink: . What do you guys think? :)
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Re: Director/search light trailer??

Post by retro-roco » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:40 pm

Here is an interesting set of pics that appear to be the same or a very similar trailer... http://www.surfacezero.com/g503/showpho ... mc&cat=500

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Re: Director/search light trailer??

Post by Nick Bombini » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:33 pm

After researching and buying several of these, my guess would be M7 generator trailer.However, the exact model would be determined by the internal layout of the floor. Definitely the style made by J.G.Brill though.
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Re: Director/search light trailer??

Post by Ben Dover » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:00 pm

Could also be the M-17 which is used as a Mount for the M-20 Trailer that is made for the Quad .50.

The second pic appears to be a Director Trailer with a local concocted enclosure that replaced the canvas.
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Re: Director/search light trailer??

Post by halifaxgroup » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:42 am

That trailer is a Brill. Made in Philadelphia. Only Fruehauf made the M17 trailer, they have a different front end. Pretty sure that is an M14 without the top.
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Re: Director/search light trailer??

Post by weasel nut » Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:47 am

I have pictures of this trailer from when it was up on "that auction site" back in 2007.

Joel is correct. Data plate, from the auction pics, shows it as a Brill "Generator Trailer M7".

Looks much the same now as it did 11 years ago, right down to the company logos located on the sides.

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