Production Date
Circa 1915
Brass carbide bicycle lamp. Brass carbide bowl, water bowl on top of carbide bowl. Glass front lens with wick behind. A round window on either side of light casing with emerald glass. Brass adjustment valve to control the gas flow to the wick. It is situated at the base of the light case. A trademark with "LUCAS CALCIA CLUB" engraved on the top and two sides of the heat vent. On the back side of the heat vent is the No.143. A metal hinge attaches the lamp to the bicycle. Brass tightening screw on side of metal hinge.
Processed Material/Metal/Alloy/Copper Alloy/Brass
Signature/Marks and Type
This lamp is fully protected / by letters patent Engraved
Joseph Lucas Ltd / Patent / Birmingham Maker's Mark
Accession No
Credit Line
Circa 1915. Bicycle Lamp, 2003.221. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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