Bicycle Lights for our Elswick
We are not going time period for our bicycle lights. We have decided to go with World War 2 Black Out lights.
Although our lights will be authentic Black Out lights they will be polished up and painted as opposed to be just painted.
Our WW2 black to lights after stripping and painting.
Here you can see the lights in their component form. We had to get a battery holder from Maplin and rewire the lights completely to get them working as the old type of batteries for these lights are no longer available. We have put a car toggle switch on the underside of the lamp to get them working.
Here you can se the light on the front of the bicycle during a dry fit. We were trying to establish the best way to fix the lights. We have a plan but it is complicated. You can see here the red filter as well as the white lens. Country to belief these lights were not actually used on bicycles but rather hung off a belt or carried. The red lens was for when your eyes had adjusted to the dark. The lens can be turned around, half is white the other half is red. In the picture below, the lamp is not polished around the rim and the fixing screws are not in place.