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

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 Role
Manufacturer
Date Made
1910 circa
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
tools
Credit Line
From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.
Object Type
equipment
Object number
MT1994.113.2

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Bruce05 Sep 2015 08:34 AM,UTC
The main body of the lamp is not made of steel but brass