Monday 5 September 2011

Lucas Lamps - 'King of the Road'


From 1902 Lucas (or to give it's full name, Joseph Lucas Ltd), a well known lamp maker, started making car accessories, naturally including lamps for motor cars but also magnetos, horns and other electrical equipment. A Lucas designed lamp for a bicycle in 1879 was called the 'King of the Road' as a marketing tool and this name was used for many of Lucas' top end lighting products, although inevitable was applied by the general public to all Lucas lighting products. This display of Lucas lighting products is seen in the 1913 Motor Garage Showroom at Beamish Living Museum

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