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Now, here's a bit of minutiae. I am going to order new windshields for my
120 from O.E.M. Glass in Bloomington IL (@$72) and pick them up at Spring
Carlisle.  O.E.M. will manufacture these with the original Triplex logo
etched into them.  The two or three XK120 or XK140 roadsters I have seen
with originial windshields in place seem to have the logos etched in only
one place, regardless of whether it is a RHS or LHS windshield.  Looking at
the LHS windshield from the front of the car, for example, the logo is
etched on the interior side of the glass in the upper corner nearest the
center post.  Looking at its opposite number, the logo is also in the upper
corner nearest the center post, only it is reversed and etched on the
exterior of the glass - a mirror image. Was there only one windshield
pattern that was used ambidexterously, or were there two distinct
windshields for left and right hand sides? - Nick Saltarelli, 1954 XK120SE
OTS, 1968 E-type OTS

All XK Jaguars were fitted with Triplex glass and there are Triplex logos
etched into the windshields and door glass of these cars. My original
question was about the situation of these logos on XK120/140 roadsters. The
logos are found etched into the upper inside corner of each windshield
nearest the center post. It would appear that the logos are etched on the
outside of the glass and are readable as such, appearing in the reverse
image from the inside of the car. XK120/140 windshields are available, with
Triplex logo, from OEM Glass in Bloomington IL for about @ $72, although
you can apparently get the same item, without logo, for about $40 from an
automotive glass shop.  Welcome to the group. - Nick Saltarelli

 just to confuse things, I checked my '55 140 and.... Left glass..."Triplex
Plate" logo at top near center post, etched on the outside and readable
from the inside. Right glass...all I could find were the letters "SAFET"
disappearing under the rubber at the lower right corner at the turn of the
glass.  This was etched on the inside, readable from the inside. New
thread.  - Jim Warren

Thanks, James -  On receipt of your e-mail (below) I consulted my
collection of photographs and found that the presentation you describe is
actually what I have recorded - LHS windshield with logo on the outside of
the glass readable from the inside.  My earlier description was off course.
Could it be your RHS windshield is a replacement?  - Nick Saltarelli

Just to draw this thread to a close, when I ordered my windshields a few
days ago, Rick at OEM Glass informed me, based on the several orders for
XK120/140 windshield pairs OEM have taken, that the "correct" configuration
for the logo has it etched on the inside of the glass and readable from the
outside. There are, in addition, individual LHS and RHS windshields.
Perhaps something for the ultra minutiae chapter of your book, John. - Nick
Saltarelli, 1954 XK120SE OTS, 1968 E-type OTS



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