LUCAS ladies carbide bicycle lamp. It has a trumpet shaped body opening to the lens. There is a heat vent on top of the body of the lamp. The lamp is connected to two brass vessels sitting one on top of each other. The bottom vessel holds the carbide and the top, the water. A butterfly tap is situated on top of the water tank, providing adjustment to the gas level. "JOS. LUCAS LTD. BIRMINGHAM", a small sun rising over the horizon and the words "ACETA" below the sun. The No. 316 is below this written on the heat vent. Bicycle brackets for clipping on bike.
Jos. Lucas Ltd. / Aceta / No.316 / Birmingham Maker's Mark
Do not fill Carbide above this groove Engraved
Joseph Lucas Limited. Circa 1910. Bicycle Lamp [Ladies, Carbide], 2003.224. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).