Saturday, May 12, 2012

Raleigh Lamp Bracket stampings

I quickly grabbed out a lamp bracket drawer we have at the shop and saw quite an array of stamping differences on the headset lamp brackets for Raleigh. The heron is sometimes more defined, other times less, and the font size also changed. Of course, tooling stamping these brackets over the decades of productions wore out and were replaced, it would be an interesting study to try and define and date the differences. That would be in the world of banal minutiae, well at least to most. 


Steve L. said...

Do you know of any companies that make current square chrome box style lamps that fit on these brackets? I've been looking all over the place, and even the originals are near impossible to find.

bikeville said...

we have the original boxy lights for the light brackets from the 1960s-1970s, chrome ones. I don't know about any new companies making them?
Email me and I can send you pictures-

Scott R Chamberlain said...

Got one with just a "R"

Scott R Chamberlain said...
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bikeville said...

the "R" bracket would be for Rudge.