Page:The Cycle Industry (1921).djvu/113

From Wikisource
Jump to navigation Jump to search
This page has been validated.
99
ACCESSORIES

generator portions to be divided, because it was found that heavy lamps of the self-contained pattern broke the lamp brackets.

In addition to oil and gas lamps, candle-burning lamps have been tried, but were not popular on account of the poor illuminating power of a candle and the propensity they had to throw melted wax on to the lamp glass, thus obscuring the light.

The Cycle Industry (1921) p113.jpg

Fig. 24
AN AMERICAN GAS LAMP
The first of its kind to be used on cycles in England


Electric lamps for cycles and motor cycles are of three descriptions: (1) Those where the current is taken direct from a dry battery or accumulator; (2) where the current is derived from a generator which illuminates the lamp direct without the intervention of an accumulator; (3) the motor cycle type with generator or dynamo (a separate unit or combined with the magneto, and termed a magdynamo), which charges an accumulator and whence the current, so