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WWII LUCAS LAMP ELECTRIC No1, 1941

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WWII LUCAS LAMP ELECTRIC No1, 1941

Looking like a cycle lamp but with a belt clip on the rear, marked Lamps Electric No1 Joseph Lucas Birmingham England 1941.It has a hood to prevent the light spreading and causing unwanted attention, and the small knob in the centre of the lens allows a neutral density filter to be selected over the remaining half of the glass

Bruce Hammond Collection

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  • These were used in my regiment (1st Bn Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Reg t)in the '60s, attached to trip flare picket stakes to mark mine-tape lanes and start lines for battalion night attacks usually with the red gel sector swung into place and pointed away from the enemy, we had quite a few of them. But they were also plentiful amongst schoolboys in the '50s so they must have been made in their thousands.
    .......... Bob Lee, Elstead,Surrey, 15th of November 2010

  • This is not a cycle lamp. The design was taken from lamps for bicycles, but modified by having a straight 'clip' on the rear, for fitting over a belt or into a pocket
    .......... Dave Wallis, Burnham on Crouch, Essex, 2nd of May 2010

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