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Offline Wiggy

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Re: Date photo by the car?
« Reply #27 on: Thursday 22 August 13 00:41 BST (UK) »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

In which case he'd be vulnerable to a shove in the rear with a sharpish object!! :D
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Re: Date photo by the car?
« Reply #28 on: Thursday 22 August 13 21:18 BST (UK) »
Good evening,

All three lamps are carbide lamps which run on acetylene. The lower chamber contains calcium carbide, the upper holds water. The water drips on to the carbide which produces acetylene, this is piped to the lamp where it burns extremely brightly.

These lamps were used on cars, motorcycles, pushbikes, mining lamps, caving lamps (still used today by some cavers) and in houses. In the USA they were still in use in the 50s in some areas where there was no electric.

This is a similar size to the one pictured;

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Re: Date photo by the car?
« Reply #29 on: Thursday 22 August 13 21:24 BST (UK) »
I cannot see a tax holder, although that doesn't mean there isn't one, just that I cannot see one. If it is not taxed then it would be before 1921.

Not 100% sure youngtug but the "tax disc" of that era may have been an engraved or etched brass plate on the dashboard, passenger side.

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« Reply #30 on: Thursday 22 August 13 21:48 BST (UK) »
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Re: Date photo by the car?
« Reply #31 on: Friday 23 August 13 06:55 BST (UK) »
What on earth is that "thing" sticking out at the front of the car?


I'm not sure, I think its a lamp, the other one may have gone missing  ;D ;D ;D

this seems to be a posed photo taken from an upstairs window, the registration seems a bit late to belong to a 1904 car, and the apparent owner seemingly led an esoteric lifestyle, maybe he brought the car back from Belize at a later date


Added,       It must have made winding the starting handle a bit hazardous

Just catching up with this ... I would think  :-\ that perhaps it swings in towards the body and out of the way ... well it would if I had designed it, anyway  :D