what is that? a rear light or reflector of some sort? I want one of those, looks like a great thing to use to fill an unused derailleur hanger.
Man, that's OLD! I'm guessing it ran from a generator, maybe a battery. 30s? Way before my time!
I've just got one like that - sold as 1930's rear dynamo light. Same fitting but the bracket's missing on mine - only a metal "P" clip though, right? Still, it was cheap and fits in with the 1935 build I'm slowly working on!
Oldpeddaller - The older I get, the better I used to be !!!" ***** If at first you don't succeed - hit it with a hammer.
Have you tried having it Carbon-Dated?
It looks funky. I'd polish it up - it looks like brass. Maybe a Genie will pop-out.
How do you keep an idiot in suspense?
Definitely older than the dynamo tail lamp from my dad's '40s vintage Raleigh Tourister (the Bobby's bike).
It's the taillight from the Campagnolo 50th Anniversary Cobalto gruppo. Only two of them were made. Check under the mounting clamp for a date code.
I like the Campy theory, except I think it's from the 1948 little known Mondo Touristo gruppo, intendede to challenge the French dominance of the Randonisti market.
You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve
I've found a more suitable housing for a LED rear lamp, so rather than desecrate a piece of cycling history I'm going to go with that.
As some of the people on this thread seem to like the rear light, I wondered if it would be ok to offer it to them ?
Any advice on that ?