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Offline ratty1

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Miller Carbide lamp
« on: 20 Dec 2011 at 02:04 »
Hello. I have a old motorcycle lamp and generator attached named Miller made in Birmingham.. would these have been
fitted to a Douglas? Can anyone offer some info on these lamps? thanks :D 

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Re: Miller Carbide lamp
« Reply #1 on: 20 Dec 2011 at 03:36 »
The purchase of carbide lighting equipment was separate from the motorcycle. You would buy whatever brand the dealer offered, you had a preference for, or could afford. Eventually Douglas, like most makers, offered specific lighting systems as an option. This probably based on whatever they could get a good deal on. P&H seemed particularly favored, and are included in catalog advertisements.

Lamps that have the generator attached are more often than not bicycle systems.

-Doug

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Re: Miller Carbide lamp
« Reply #2 on: 21 Dec 2011 at 01:36 »
Hi Doug. Many many thanks for this info. :) Sorry should have made it clearer that the generator is only attached by two 'arms' that stretch to the lamp housing and not attached directly to it.  :shock: