Lamp, Carbide Bicycle Lamp; Powell & Hanmer Ltd; 1910 circa; MT1994.113.2

Name/Title

Lamp, Carbide Bicycle Lamp

About this object

Lamp; a steel carbide bicycle lamp made by Powell & Hanmer Ltd, Birmingham, UK, circa 1910. These lamps were also known as acetylene gas lamps. They work off a chemical reaction between calcium carbide and water.

Maker

Powell & Hanmer Ltd

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1910 circa

Place Made

UK, England, Warwickshire, Birmingham

Medium and Materials

processed material, metal
processed material, synthetic, plastic, acrylic
processed material, glass

Measurements

h 195mm x w 195mm x d 165mm
small

Subject and Association Keywords

domestic accessories

Subject and Association Keywords

tools

Credit Line

From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.

Object Type

equipment

Object number

MT1994.113.2

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

Comments
Bruce 05 Sep 2015 08:34 AM,UTC

The main body of the lamp is not made of steel but brass

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