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"Anti-dazzle"? Understandable when you consider the weird things the Poms did with headlights in the fifties...

They never used headlights in towns, driving along with their 'parking' lights as I would call them, 'sidelights' to them, glowing meekly. I remember that in the sixties the city of Birmingham did a trial with people using 'dipped headlights' in town, we thought it must have meant they were used to using high beam, but then we were corrected and learned of their strange lighting habits.

Ray

On Monday, 19 December 2016 22:39:47 UTC+10, Lancers2 wrote:

"Start"

Most British cars had a pull switch on the fascia (instrument panel) to activate the starter. 

British cars had trafficators for turn signals - small arms that popped out of the body and had a small light at the end.  Autocar tested a 1953 Chrysler New Yorker and pointed out the "winking direction indicators" (turn signals) built into the "fin-like ends of the rear wings" (fenders or quarter panels on the west side of the Atlantic). 

Somewhere I read a British article from the early 1950's on an American car and the writer referred to the "trafficator winkers".  The button on the floor we call the "hi beam switch" the British called "anti-dazzle".
 

Bill
Vancouver, BC

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