Salisbury acetylene headlamp, 1902.
4 0 c m
 
34cm
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm

Salisbury acetylene headlamp, 1902.

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Description

One of the original motor car headlamps made by H Salisbury and Sons Ltd, which has an acetylene generator combined with the lamp body. The body of the lamp is a horizontal cylinder with a concave mirror at its front end, and has a vertical cylindrical chamber to house the acetylene generator which is of the diving-bell type. The generator is fitted with baffles to prevent undue movement of the water, and is designed to be easy to take apart for refilling and cleaning.
 

Image Ref.

10221378
 

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