Accessory Turn Signals of the 20s and 30s

For a few years now, I have been fascinated by a very odd automotive accessory,….. the add on turn signal / Stop light…… Mainly because of the seemingly endless variety of styles and companies that made these things from the teens through the 40’s. I seem to come across a different one at least every month, and they just keep getting stranger and stranger.

You see, … as strange as it may seem to anyone under the age of 65, most cars didn’t come stock with turn signals….. Not until the late 40’s early 50’s. And as necessity is the mother of all invention, you can only imagine how many model T’s and A’s smashed into each other due to the lack of information form one driver to another as to which direction you were about to suddenly go.

(via Bifurcated Rivets)