Flashing Handbrake Globe Bulb NOS
Suits 1960's GM GMH Holden.
Factory NASCO part for GM & GMH vehicles fitted with a hand / park / emergency brake warning light.
What is it?
This is a genuine, 12 volt, Holden Nasco handbrake warning, FLASHING LIGHT GLOBE, part # GE-257. It is a GMH NASCO accessory made by GENERAL ELECTRIC back in the early 1960's and was factory fitted to...
EJ Holden Premier
EH Holden Premier
EH Holden S4 series
HD Holden Premier
HD Holden X2 series
HR Holden Premier
HR Holden X2 series
They were also fitted to some 1960's American GM vehicles.
How does it work?
This ain’t any ordinary bulb! They are fitted internally with a bi-metal strip, which 'rests' on the electrical conductor. Once the bulb is powered up, the bi-metal strip gets hot, making it bend off the wire, turning the light off. Once it cools, it bends back onto the wire again, turning the light back on. This "flickering effect" causes the bulb to turn "off and on" at a random pace to warn you that the handbrake is on or not fully released.
When powered up, it stays on for about 5 to 30 seconds, then warms up enough to start the "flickering effect" at a truly random pace. It's fascinating to watch 'cause it flashes in a way that no electronic flasher can possibly reproduce.
A man was sitting on the edge of the bed, observing his wife, looking at herself in the mirror. Since her birthday was not far off he asked what she'd like to have for her Birthday.
'I'd like to be six again', she replied, still looking in the mirror.
On the morning of her Birthday, he arose early, made her a nice big bowl of Lucky Charms, and then took her to Six Flags theme park. What a day!
He put her on every ride in the park; the Death Slide, the Wall of Fear, the Screaming Monster Roller Coaster, everything there was.
Five hours later they staggered out of the theme park. Her head was reeling and her stomach felt upside down.
He then took her to a McDonald's where he ordered her a Happy Meal with extra fries and a chocolate shake.
Then it was off to a movie, popcorn, a soda pop, and her favorite candy, M&M's. What a fabulous adventure! Finally she wobbled home with her husband and collapsed into bed exhausted. He leaned over his wife with a big smile and lovingly asked, "Well Dear, what was it like being six again?'="
Her eyes slowly opened and her expression suddenly changed. "I meant my dress size, you dumb ass!"
The moral of the story: Even when a man is listening, he's gonna get it wrong.