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    Any idea what make & how old this is ?

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    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.

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    Man, that's OLD! I'm guessing it ran from a generator, maybe a battery. 30s? Way before my time!

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    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!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rotharpunc View Post
    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.
    It's a dynamo rear lamp.

    I'm going to gut it and fit a heatsink and high power LED running from a lithium Ion battery, it should be brighter than a Dinotte !!

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    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.
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    Definitely older than the dynamo tail lamp from my dad's '40s vintage Raleigh Tourister (the Bobby's bike).

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    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.

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    Thanks for the info on age, any idea of make ?
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unknown Cyclist View Post
    Looks A LOT like my early 1900's cabide lamp! check out the copper/brass case on both, and the crystals, almost the same if you ask me, 'cept for the fact that my lamp is carbide powered I would have thought them to be a set! (yes, it has the glass lens on the front, just cant see it in the pics)







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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Wahl View Post
    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.
    No sign of a date code or "Campagnolo" (tm)

    The bulb is 12V, I suspect it might have originally been powered by a lead acid battery.

    On closer inspection the light might not be at all suitable for LED conversion.

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    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 ?

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