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Post Number: 1
|Posted on Friday, 09 February, 2018 - 11:28 am: |
I'm looking for any information on my Motorists Warning Lamp. I found this item in a box of old things my neighbour gave to me when he moved house. The lamp is in a brown leather case that is a little worn and cracked in some places, and fastens closed with a button. There is a (partly faded) picture of an old car and the words
'1909 Rolls-Royce' and below that is printed 'Motorists Warning Lamp'.
The lamp inside looks a bit like an old camera. Removing the back panel shows it takes a few batteries - but I'm unsure what type and so I haven't tested it to see if it actually works.
I'm hoping someone can tell me more about it and if it has any value at all?
Thanks in advance
Post Number: 148
|Posted on Friday, 09 February, 2018 - 02:37 pm: |
Hello Jo....is this about the size of a small
box Brownie canera?
I would suggest it's a little later than 1909
judging by the plastic red lens and those switches.
Christian S. Hansen
Post Number: 709
|Posted on Friday, 09 February, 2018 - 03:12 pm: |
I would suggest that it is a LOT later than 1909 and that the image of the RR is simply decorative embellishment. I would guess later quarter of last century...1970+ What type of batteries? If modern like AAA, that's a certainty not very old.
Post Number: 1898
|Posted on Friday, 09 February, 2018 - 03:59 pm: |
There are similar items on ebay. They are listed as 1960s vintage. The reference to 1909 appears to just be a label for the picture of the Silver Ghost on the leather holder.