Lucas Masklite advertisement

Category:  Civilian Life

Lucas Masklite advertisement

Even cyclists were not exempt from wartime lighting restrictions. The upper half of the headlamp had to be completely obscured, while the lower half of the reflector had to be painted black or otherwise made ineffective.

Painting the reflector would spoil the headlamp for normal use, however, so Lucas came up with this simple and clever alternative. Fitting behind the front glass, it masked the beam but could easily be removed when full brightness was required.

Exhibit data

Museum number:

780

Date:

1941

Approx. size:

14 x 22 cm
(5½ x 8¾ in)

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