Old, Kerosene Bicycle Lamp - The Unique

This vintage bicycle lamp is called The "Unique" which is on the decorative, domed vent over the burner along with; M.B. Co. N.Y.. It is made of brass which was originally nickel plated. It has a wonderful shape with a protruding convex lens and a small reservoir for the kerosene. The lever on the back is like a spring clip which lifts up slightly to release the reservoir so the wick assembly can be unscrewed to fill the reservoir. It has its original convex front lens, and side jewels, one red and one green. The lens holder is hinged on the right and clips closed on the left. The wick is adjusted by the thumb screw on the right which reads; M.B. Co. N.Y.. It also has its original spring style bracket on the back which is also made of brass.

It measures about 6 ¼” tall and the lens measures about 2 ½” in diameter. The lamp is complete and in very nice condition. As mentioned is was originally nickeled but has been polished down to the brass. There is a slight amount of nickel showing in the cervices of the seams. It has not been lacquered and will mellow over time. The body is very good with very little wear and the lens is in good condition also. There is a stress crack in the metal bezel that holds the lens but the lens is still tight. I have shown a close-up of the split in the photos.

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