A yellow copper Vitaphare bicycle - carbide lantern.

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A yellow copper Vitaphare bicycle - carbide lantern.
First quarter 20th century, France.

Yellow copper bicycle - carbide lantern. Marked on top: "VITAPHARE" and on the back "GH". This type of lamps was put on the bicycle at dark. At the front you find a clear lens, at the back a silver coloured reflector and on either side a thick, faceted "eye". The eye on the right has a diagonal crack. Furthermore, in excellent condition. High: 19 cm, depth 12 cm, diameter front lens 9.5 cm.

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