TWR Cast aluminium Carbide Acetylene early motorcycle headlamp 1910-mid 1920’s

TWR Cast aluminium Carbide Acetylene early motorcycle headlamp 1910-mid 1920’s


TWR Cast aluminium Carbide Acetylene early motorcycle headlamp 1910-mid 1920’s.

Correctly described as T.W.R. of Acton, London, England. Thomas William Rickard had an aluminium foundry in Acton, London and seemed to make motorcycle carbide acetylene lamps for early motorcycles. I have seen evidence of 3 sidelamps that his company made. However, this headlight is the only one that I can find.

His company is listed in the Automotor Index in 1924.

This lamp retains the original front glass. The reflector is broken but the burner is still fitted. The front door opens fine. The only thing worth commenting on is the small hole near the underside / left rear where it has had some corrosion.

4.5″ dimension across the glass.

I have made no attempt to clean it as some people prefer the part to suit their machine’s patina.

This vintage / veteran motorcycle headlight is cast aluminium and comes in two pieces. It retains the original small TWR badge on top of the chimney.

If you have an early motorcycle and would like something other than a Lucas, P & H or Miller lamp, then this is a great opportunity.

Buy this TWR Cast aluminium Carbide Acetylene early motorcycle headlamp from 1910-mid 1920’s, and dare to be different.

Please NOTE:

Shipping is additional to the item price. I will contact you with the price to ship. 

International shipping available. Please ask.

Combined shipping available. 

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

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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.

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