Lucas front carbide lamp Model 331 for vintage & veteran motorcycles

Lucas front carbide lamp Model 331 for vintage & veteran motorcycles


Lucas front carbide lamp Model 331 for vintage & veteran motorcycles.

At about 4.5″ rim diameter, this one is a petite size. It would probably suit a nice little lightweight flat tank motorcycle. In general though, they are ideal for motorcycles up to around 1930. But they suit veteran motorbikes as well as vintage ones.

Overall dimensions:

  • Rim diameter about 4-1/2″
  • Total height: 5″
  • Front to back (excluding the peak): 4″
  • Distance between the mounts: 4″

This is a side mounted lamp. It comes with both bolt mounts, together with the nuts.

Condition of the Lucas front carbide lamp Model 331

This is a lamp that still has some of its original nickel plate. But not much of the plate! It’s worn here and there, but shows lovely patina. Someone has been a bit keen with the cleaning and most of the plate is now worn down to the brass.

The front cover opens easily.The hinge and clasp work well. It retains the original curved front glass. There is a wick inside. However, it needs a washer to make it firm. The reflector has a crack across the full width but it is well attached to the back of the lamp. The peak is very slightly dented as shown. The rim has a few very tiny dents.

Other Vintage or veteran carbide lamps and generators – Front, Rear and sidecar lights

Lucas front carbide lamp Model 331 for vintage motorcycles I have a few vintage /antique motorcycle headlights that work with acetylene gas created from carbide generators. I also have some generators and tail lights. Please see my other carbide listings. They are mostly Miller, Lucas King of the Road and P & H. However, I have some unusual ones too.

If you are looking for parts for a particular era, such as pre-1915, or vintage era, please go to this page and choose the era that you are interested in.

If you are looking for a matching set, I currently have a few Lucas rear carbide lamps that will go with this Lucas front carbide lamp Model 331.


Shipping is charged ON TOP of the price for the item. There are too many variables to include shipping in the checkout, so please contact me before you buy and I will give you a shipping price.

I usually ship to most destinations.

International shipping available. Let me know where you are and I will send you a price for shipping with tracking

Combined shipping available. 

Viewing: Please come and check it over before you buy. It is at PE28, near St Ives in Cambridgeshire.

Collection: If you don’t want it shipped, I have plenty of space. If you can’t collect for a while, it’s not a problem. However, I will need to be paid very soon after the sale. Thanks.

Payment: Good old fashioned money on collection is preferred. I can accept payment through PayPal or by bank transfer as well. I can accept EUROS. Please ask. 

Import Taxes: Please note that IMPORT DUTIES are not something I can control. If you are buying from outside the UK, there is a chance that you will have to pay import taxes. Import taxes vary from country to country. If there are charges to pay, it is the buyer’s responsibility to research the cost and pay the duties. The price that you see on my advert is for the item and not the item plus whatever taxes might be due.

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