The 1942 60" GE Searchlight and
Sperry generator have arrived safely from Texas. Overall,
both units are in good shape but need to be restored to
working order. Neither the light or the power unit have seen
use in some time. The good news is that many of the hard to
find parts are already with the units.
Raising the money to fund the
purchase of the remaining parts and paintwork; as well as
finding volunteers to work the project has already begun. we
want to thank Bob Meza and the veterans and families of the
Searchlight Battalion who's generosity helped make this
acquisition possible. Once restored, these will compliment
the museums fully restored 1941
Searchlight and GE Generator.
The Searchlights are an
critical part of our educational program, and bring the
museum much positive publicity. As with any project of this
size and complexity, the museum seriously needs restoration
and maintenance funding. We encourage anyone interested in
searchlights to donate to their preservation. Please
museum for more information.