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Jo Emery
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Username: xmojox

Post Number: 1
Registered: 1-2018
Posted on Friday, 09 February, 2018 - 11:28 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi,

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







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Maxwell Heazlewood
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Username: tasbent

Post Number: 148
Registered: 9-2017
Posted on Friday, 09 February, 2018 - 02:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

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.
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Christian S. Hansen
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Post Number: 709
Registered: 4-2015
Posted on Friday, 09 February, 2018 - 03:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

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.
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Geoff Wootton
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Post Number: 1898
Registered: 5-2012
Posted on Friday, 09 February, 2018 - 03:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

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.

https://www.ebay.ie/itm/Vintage-1960s-Motorists-Magnetic-Inspection-Lamp-1909-ROLLS-ROYCE-automobilia-/142339197153?hash=item212413c8e1

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-1960s-Motorists-Magnetic-Inspection-Lamp-Rolls-Royce-in-Leather-Case-/332541172097

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