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    Hi everyone

    Iím looking for a 1912 headlight for my bike
    What are my choices in 1912
    Cheers

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    As in Holy Grail?

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    Carbide, and bottled acetylene gas was most typically used for lighting. The big 3 factories began offering electric lights in the mid teens. The common names in gas lighting were Prest-olite for bottled acetylene, Hawthorn, Solar, 20th Century, Fidelity, etc. for headlights, and tail lights.
    Eric Smith
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    A few more gas light configurations.

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    Eric Smith
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    Hey thanks pointing me in the right direction.
    I’m looking for parts for my Thiem and Thoroughbred
    Please keep me in mind if you know someone with parts

    Cheers

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