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Lucas Spare Bulb Holder

Discussion in 'Ebay / Craigslist / Other Discoveries' started by Pete S., Apr 11, 2020.

  1. Pete S.

    Pete S. Bronze Level Sponsor

    Can anyone tell me anything about this Lucas spare bulb holder? Especially what the original color of the outside is supposed to be?
     

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  2. Gordon Holsinger

    Gordon Holsinger Diamond Level Sponsor

    I have never seen one, but it mite be the same color as the inside of the container, I don’t think Lucas would have painted it perhaps some kind of plating.
     
  3. 65sunbeam

    65sunbeam SAOCA Membership Director Platinum Level Sponsor

    DSC02697.JPG DSC02698.JPG Thanks for posting this Pete-reminded me that I had one too. Yours is the same color as mine but mine is not in as good of shape as yours. This is an interesting Lucas accessory that was designed to mount to the car and store spare lamps and fuses too. More info about these is here http://mgaguru.com/mgtech/accessories/at166.htm shown in a factory rally car.
    According to that link, a spare bulb kit was mandatory in mainland Europe during the 50's.
     
  4. Pete S.

    Pete S. Bronze Level Sponsor

    This is interesting. Seems there are two different designs for the top cover. The article shows a cover that looks somewhat art deco. That might date it to the 50's? The color of your ex-one and mine look to be a copper-bronze. Mine also appears to have been a 'hammertone' style paint.

    There is one on ebay right now, with very little of the original finish left and bearing a serial or part number

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Lu...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

    Anyhow, thanks for sharing an image of yours.
     
  5. RootesRooter

    RootesRooter Platinum Level Sponsor

    So what holds the holder?
     
  6. Pete S.

    Pete S. Bronze Level Sponsor

    It has 3 holes in bottom. I supposed it's intended to be attached to the car someplace.
     

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