I have a 1927 Series 80. Back in the late 80s Bernie helped me with the original color. Body is blue with blk fenders and upper body. I have the paint can and it is a Color Rite product with the label calling it Blue Hour #453. Does any one have an old sales brochure that tells what Pierce called the blue in 1927?
If someone has a copy of Arrow 70-2, it is supposed to list the colors for the 1927 Series 80. This is a cross reference from PASB 75-4. I don’t have a copy of Arrow 70-2, can someone check their library and look up what Pierce called the blue color for 1927 for Thomas?
code 28 is Niagara blue: code33 and 34 is Cadet blue: code46 and 47 is Dragone Fly blue: code 48 is Ching blue: code 51 is Russian blue. I hope this helps.
The 1927 colors for model 36 do not mention ‘Blue Hour’, but could be correct for model 80. !928 & 1929 do not mention ‘Blue Hour’, but was a standard color in 1930. Blue Hour by Ditz-Lac (Ditzler) #IM-453 is:
Ultrmarine Blue 6%
Prussian Blue 63%
Bone Black 21%
Auto White 10%
See PAS Technical issue 1975 -Issue #4
I have a color chip from Acme White Lead & Color Works:
# 602 Coach Blue Medium 1 QT.
# 809 Basic Tinting Maroon 7.5 Oz.
# 556 Proxlin White 1.8 Oz.
This chip is old and faded to the point you can not tell what it looked like.