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  Daylight P&H Cap Brace Back.JPG - DAYLIGHT P&H - Brass lamp, marked DAYLIGHT on top, complete with cap braces, ribbed base, 2 1/2 in. screw on reflector, round water door with tab and cotter pinned attachment, door marked P&H LTD MADE IN ENGLAND BIRMINGHAM, bottom marked P&H LTD BIRMINGHAM ENGLAND PATENTS PENDING NO. 72, made by Powell & Hanmer Ltd. a division of Joseph Lucas Ltd., ex-Neil Tysver collection, top NOS condition  (The Daylight is a British lamp made by at least two different companies. One lamp resembling the US made Autolite was manufactured by Belcro Limited of Newcastle Upon Tyne and marketed by Dargue Acetylene Gas Co. Ltd.  It came in an early version with a Guy's Dropper bent wire water lever with an oval water door (as shown elsewhere in my cap lamp pics) or a later version Autolite style water lever with a round water door. Both versions are well made of heavy brass and include a bottom with two rings of rope-type knurling. A second lamp marked Daylight as shown here was manufactured by Powell and Hanmer Limited, Chester Street, Birmingham, England and resembles a vertical style Justrite cap lamp. The lamp was advertised as a model No. 72 and came with two reflector options as well as a round hook or spade mount. Powell and Hanmer was established in Birmingham in 1893 and was an early manufacturer of acetylene lamps for bicycles and motor cycles.  In 1929, P&H was purchase by Joseph Lucas Ltd. of Great King Street, Birmingham for £500,000.  At the time, P&H was Lucas’ principal competitor in non-electrical equipment for cycles and motor cycles.  The P&H Daylight lamp is made of lacquered heavy gauge brass and is equipped with a screw on reflector.  The standard reflector is 2 1/2 in. dia. but an optional 4 in. dia. reflector was also available. It’s interesting to note that that two different water doors were available on P&H Daylight lamps.  As shown, the spade mount lamp has a circular water door while the hook mount lamp with cap braces has a tabbed door and a different attachment to the lamp top.  Based on undated P&H advertising for the No. 72 lamp that claims the company had “over 40 years of experience making acetylene lamps,” it is thought the Powell and Hanmer cap lamps were manufactured in the late 1930s to early 1940s. See Thorpe and Johnson, Eureka #6, pp 26-28 and Neil Tysver, private communications)  
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Daylight P&H Cap Brace Back | DAYLIGHT P&H - Brass lamp, marked DAYLIGHT on top, complete with cap braces, ribbed base, 2 1/2 in. screw on reflector, round water door with tab and cotter pinned attachment, door marked P&H LTD MADE IN ENGLAND BIRMINGHAM, bottom marked P&H LTD BIRMINGHAM ENGLAND PATENTS PENDING NO. 72, made by Powell & Hanmer Ltd. a division of Joseph Lucas Ltd., ex-Neil Tysver collection, top NOS condition (The Daylight is a British lamp made by at least two different companies. One lamp resembling the US made Autolite was manufactured by Belcro Limited of Newcastle Upon Tyne and marketed by Dargue Acetylene Gas Co. Ltd. It came in an early version with a Guy's Dropper bent wire water lever with an oval water door (as shown elsewhere in my cap lamp pics) or a later version Autolite style water lever with a round water door. Both versions are well made of heavy brass and include a bottom with two rings of rope-type knurling. A second lamp marked Daylight as shown here was manufactured by Powell and Hanmer Limited, Chester Street, Birmingham, England and resembles a vertical style Justrite cap lamp. The lamp was advertised as a model No. 72 and came with two reflector options as well as a round hook or spade mount. Powell and Hanmer was established in Birmingham in 1893 and was an early manufacturer of acetylene lamps for bicycles and motor cycles. In 1929, P&H was purchase by Joseph Lucas Ltd. of Great King Street, Birmingham for £500,000. At the time, P&H was Lucas’ principal competitor in non-electrical equipment for cycles and motor cycles. The P&H Daylight lamp is made of lacquered heavy gauge brass and is equipped with a screw on reflector. The standard reflector is 2 1/2 in. dia. but an optional 4 in. dia. reflector was also available. It’s interesting to note that that two different water doors were available on P&H Daylight lamps. As shown, the spade mount lamp has a circular water door while the hook mount lamp with cap braces has a tabbed door and a different attachment to the lamp top. Based on undated P&H advertising for the No. 72 lamp that claims the company had “over 40 years of experience making acetylene lamps,” it is thought the Powell and Hanmer cap lamps were manufactured in the late 1930s to early 1940s. See Thorpe and Johnson, Eureka #6, pp 26-28 and Neil Tysver, private communications) Download Original Image
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