> I have four old round marble reflectors that I salvaged from an old
> abandoned road marker. They measure 5 1/8" across at the base and each hold
> 14 red 5/8" marbles. Any idea what these might have been off of? Also, many
> of the marbles have been broken over time. I can only find 1/2" red
> marbles, any ideas where I might find 5/8" ones and what would be the best
> way to remove the rust (mostly surface) from years out in the weather?
> Dan Schultz
Sounds like you have found some of the prized marble reflectors which
were also fitted to early mv's. I may be wrong on this, but I thought
the "marbles" were part of a one-piece glass casting which was
enclosed by the sheet metal housing. There was someone selling repro
marbles/(glass castings?) in "Supply Line" sometime ago - I think it
might have been Steve Greenberg from Oregon - he's well known in the
MVPA. Let me know if you need his contact details.
The best way to remove the rust would be to get the housings either
lightly sand/bead-blasted by a motor garage or even to treat them
with a rust remover - the blasting would be the best way to go
though. Marble reflectors are rare and definitely worth saving if you
can do so.
David Robinson. Brisbane. Australia.
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