|Address||Ilderton, ON N0M2A0
This is a genuine Ford Motor Company shoebox option from 1951. Made to fit into both Ford and Meteor dashboards where the normal lighter goes.
Brand new, never used, still in its original vintage box.
The factory part number is BPA-18638.
Vacu-Lite uses the vacuum from the wiper motor hose to light cigarettes automatically.........just splice a T joint into the vacuum hose which runs to the wiper motor under the dash (see Photo 1......the factory T joint is included). And so is a brand new 26 inch hose to make the connection.
Someone has written "51 UP Ford" on the box. I have looked at our 1952 Ranch Wagon dashboard. It appears that this Vacu-Lite optional lighter will also fit into the 1952 and 1953 Ford dashboards where the lighter is mounted.
And..............any flat metal dashboard with a 1 7/8 inch hole drilled in it could use this Vacu-Lite. Car or truck.
The enclosed 8 1/2 inch by 11 inch copy of the original Ford installation instructions sheet says:
HOW IT INSTALLS
VACU-LITE locks in place without drilling - installs quickly with just wrench and knife - any service or garage man can do it.
HOW IT WORKS
The VACULITE is designed to "breathe" on the end of a cigarette. The breathing action is a new principle - an automatic device giving a perfect even-burning light.
HOW TO USE IT
1: With the engine running, push cigarette forward into the tapered guide.
2: Press the guide toward the dash panel.
3: The guide "snaps" back when cigarette is lighted
4: Remove cigarette (DON'T RUSH, AS THE CIGARETTE WILL BURN EVENLY - but if forgotten, will be extinguished after a short time.)
A somewhat bizarre but very interesting factory option from the flathead era.
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