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Vintage Technology: Bric-a-brac Ever Ready Bicycle (cycle) Lamp

Ever Ready lamp (c) E Dudek 2012

Item:

Ever Ready battery powered bicycle/cycle front lamp.

Dimensions: 87mm x 85mm x 95mm including clamp (h x w x d).
Weight: 196g excluding batteries

Power:

3V DC through two "D" sized 1.5V batteries
Details: Made from a two-piece beige plastic case with a large round clear plastic lens with numerous patterns.  A white plastic turning lock on the underside releases the rear section for battery insertion. A large white on/off switch on the top is labelled with raised designs for "lamp and lamp with radial lines".
The switch is based around a simple lever assembly that makes contact with a stiff copper wire/clear plastic former construction that sits around the bulb end.
The rear houses a sturdy metal clamp with two bolts and opposing flat metal plate.
Made in Britain, "Use two Ever Ready SP2 batteries (RP20) & No. 2170 bulb (Ref 278)"
"Approved B.S.AU155 Licence No.6118"
Age: c 1970s
Comments:

 

I have observed on the web versions with a simpler lens design and a red upper switch.  Any help with the date would be most welcome.