Acetylene / Carbide Bike Lamp

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Acetylene / Carbide Bike Lamp

This was found in a ditch - but represents a pioneering technology from early 20th century Britain. It probably dates around 1910. These lamps produce and burn acetylene, and were originally used in mines, before they became a more common form of illumination for vehicles and buildings.

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