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  Acme No 50 Bottom.jpg - ACME NO. 50 - ACME No. 50 tinned steel lampwith bail and hook and flat hookon back, brass water door, Polygon water feed, 5 ½ in. tall to top of lamp and 2 7/8 in. base dia., 3 in. reflector, top marked PATENT APPLD FOR ACME MADE IN USA, water lever marked POLYGON FEED PATENT APPLD FOR, acquired from Charlie Smith  (The Acme lamps were the first steel hand lamps manufactured by Justrite, first appearing in Justrite Catalog No. 4 (ca. 1921).  They last appeared in Justrite Catalog No. 5 printed in 1924.  By 1927, they were no longer offered, being replaced by a newly designed Justrite hand lamp.  The Acme lamps came with a bail and hook, No. 50 as shown here; with folding handles in tinned steel, No. 56; and No. 80, identical to No. 56 except that it was nickel plated (shown elsewhere in my hand lamps). The Acme was made and marked in 3 variations.  Type I has top markings as shown here and was manufactured from 1921 to 1925.  The Type II top is marked with trade mark in small letters and AcmE, having been produced after 1925.  The Type III, also produced after 1925, had a top marked as Type II but with the addition of Justrite.  Each type had different heights of the water tank and other options.  At the end of the 1920s, Justrite made the rust prone Acme hand lamp in brass and replaced the lever water control with a knob.  Brass Acme hand lamps are exceedingly rare and the only known lamps are in distressed condition.  See Gaska, Eureka #8, pp 7-8 and Moon, Underground Lamp Post, Vol. 2/No. 8 and Thorpe, Carbide Light, p 145)  
Acme No.50 Ad Justrite No. 4 Catalogue ca. 1923
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Acme No 50 Bottom | ACME NO. 50 - ACME No. 50 tinned steel lamp with bail and hook and flat hook on back, brass water door, Polygon water feed, 5 ½ in. tall to top of lamp and 2 7/8 in. base dia., 3 in. reflector, top marked PATENT APPLD FOR ACME MADE IN USA, water lever marked POLYGON FEED PATENT APPLD FOR, acquired from Charlie Smith (The Acme lamps were the first steel hand lamps manufactured by Justrite, first appearing in Justrite Catalog No. 4 (ca. 1921). They last appeared in Justrite Catalog No. 5 printed in 1924. By 1927, they were no longer offered, being replaced by a newly designed Justrite hand lamp. The Acme lamps came with a bail and hook, No. 50 as shown here; with folding handles in tinned steel, No. 56; and No. 80, identical to No. 56 except that it was nickel plated (shown elsewhere in my hand lamps). The Acme was made and marked in 3 variations. Type I has top markings as shown here and was manufactured from 1921 to 1925. The Type II top is marked with trade mark in small letters and AcmE, having been produced after 1925. The Type III, also produced after 1925, had a top marked as Type II but with the addition of Justrite. Each type had different heights of the water tank and other options. At the end of the 1920s, Justrite made the rust prone Acme hand lamp in brass and replaced the lever water control with a knob. Brass Acme hand lamps are exceedingly rare and the only known lamps are in distressed condition. See Gaska, Eureka #8, pp 7-8 and Moon, Underground Lamp Post, Vol. 2/No. 8 and Thorpe, Carbide Light, p 145) Download Original Image
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