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Old 02-03-2010, 12:43 AM   #1
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1959 Overlander has me stumped

Our newly-acquired 1959 Overlander has some sort of beige plastic "thing" on the shell to the left of the door. Any idea what this is?
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Old 02-03-2010, 02:36 AM   #2
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Antenna or phone hookup, maybe?

Those Pesky "P.O."s! Always sticking strange things on our future restorations!
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Old 02-03-2010, 04:50 AM   #3
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Yes, TV

It's an old TV antenna connection.
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Old 02-03-2010, 07:33 AM   #4
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Rob is correct, it is for the TV antenna and it goes in there because you probably have the shelf above the fridge for the TV to sit on.

More pictures please.

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Old 02-03-2010, 12:34 PM   #5
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Ahh...I think you have it. The hole in the middle of the bracket does go through to the kitchen right above the fridge. I know there were smaller-sized TVs available in 1959, but I'm assuming this wouldn't have been original to the trailer?

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Oh, I think that IS original to the trailer. Where is your external TV antenna located? By the front window on the entry door side?

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Old 02-03-2010, 02:19 PM   #7
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Original - yes

I have to agree with Brad!! My 1960 had the same plug and another 1958 I had as well.
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I always wondered where they got the rationale for the random location of the power outlets on the side. My 54 Liner has it in the same location as yours, my 64 TW has it right by the awning arm (much more convenient for classy lights!)
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The rationale was for the screw in type of outside light that went where the external outlet is. It wasn't meant back then for our new-fangled classy lights. Check out my blog for a similar example of one of the vintage lights.

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Old 02-06-2010, 07:30 PM   #10
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That makes sense now. There's ALWAYS a reason, if you look hard enough!
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Old 02-07-2010, 08:44 PM   #11
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I haven't been able to find any pictures of this TV antenna. Does anyone know if reproductions available?
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My 60 Overlander has it located by street side bedroom window
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