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    I picked up this headlight a few weekends ago thinking it was motorcycle. Could anyone ID it for me? It has a similar shape to that of a Solar Doughboy but from some of the pics I have seen it is not exactly the same. Measures 8" over all diameter, lens measures 6" diameter. I do not see any markings. In the last pics I have it next to a JD headlight I have for size comparison.

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    At first glance it looks like the ubiquitous teens 'doughboy' light that was used on H-Ds, Indians, Excelsiors, Hendersons, etc.; but, it's a bit different. I did see a light that very much resembles that in Jerry Hatfield's Indian Photographic History book. It looks just like the light used in 1922, on the Standard, and first Chief.
    Eric Smith
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    I agree. It looks very similar to the Solar "Doughboy" but the bezel retainer is completely different.
    Any sigh of a logo on the top as on the Solar?
    Mark

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    Eric, would you happen to have a picture of Jerry Hatfields picture? When I looked on google for a pic of 1922 chief's the pictures don't show a clear shot of the light.

    Mark, I don't see any markings and was hesitant to clean the light very much since it will most likely be a part I end up selling. Reflector is a single bulb and is rivited in place.

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    You can see a bit more detail if you save this picture to your computer, and then blow it up. I believe this is your headlight, and it would be interesting to know if it is a Solar light.

    Eric Smith
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    Eric,

    Yes, that does look pretty similar. I think I am satisfied that the headlight is in fact motorcycle mostly due to its size. I will go over the light again to see if I can find any manufacture markings. There a manufacture marking on the lens itself as Monogram.

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