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Free Standing - Toby 8 1/2" diameter projector headlamp PAIR - Equivalent to Lucas L140 (LB140S/LBD140S)

Toby 8 1/2" diameter projector headlamp PAIR - Equivalent to Lucas L140 (LB140S/LBD140S)

An authentic reproduction of the Lucas L140 type headlamp used on many British cars in the 1930s and 40s, including those manufactured by Armstrong Siddeley, Austin, Hillman, Jowett, Lanchester, MG, Morris, Riley, Rover, Singer, Standard, Triumph and Wolseley. Over 150 pre-War applications. Supplied as a PAIR of lamps.

We have worked with our specialist suppliers to re-tool these lamps from original Lucas lamp patterns. The bodies are spun in 18 gauge brass, with the reflector and bulb holder assembly, lamp rim and hinged stone guard rim (where fitted) in 20 gauge brass. The ball shell mounting base is lost wax cast in bronze. We finish all components in our workshop before polishing and plating, then final assembly. Lamp and stoneguard rims are chrome plated and shells are either chrome plated or finished with a gloss black powder coat. A polished brass/bronze finish is available by special request. The reflector finish is high quality silver plate as standard. Daisy head screw and rim catch arrangement. We offer a choice of incandescent or LED bulbs. Overall diameter 8 1/2", glass aperture 7 1/4", overall depth (excluding lens) 6 1/4". Offered with upright mounting arrangement only.

The lamp shell is fitted with chrome on brass 'Toby' medallion, as used on our finest period lamp and mirror recreations. 'Toby Mitchell - London NW1' is the mark Vintage Supplies has applied to its authentic reproductions of select CAV and Lucas pattern lamps and mirrors for over 30 years, continuing the manufacture and development of John Mitchell high-quality 'Toby' branded product range.

These superb lamps are available in a range of options:

  • Black or Chrome shell - in line with the original 'Ebony black/chrome rim' or 'All chrome' offer, we manufacture these lamps with a gloss black powder-coated shell and chrome rim, or all chrome finish.
  • 'Difusa' or two styles of Domed and Fluted lens - Diffused glass lenses have a finely textured surface on the inner side of the lens, which makes the beam more uniform, wider and deeper. They stop only a small amount of light compared to plain, clear glass lenses. They give a softer appearance, with light that covers a wider area, noting it does not penetrate as far. Diffused glass lenses were replaced by fluted lenses, which refract a wide-angle beam of light while providing good long-distance illumination. We offer two types of domed and fluted lens - a fully fluted 'U' flute design and a half-fluted/half-plain lens. Lamps with flat, diffused glass lenses feature an angled return on the inner rim aperture. Lamps with domed and fluted lenses feature a flat rim.
  • Bi-flex bar - This bar, which spans the reflector and obscures the bulb, is cast in bronze then plated. It features a spun and polished aluminium auxiliary reflector on the rear of the bar, to aid long-distance illumination. The front centre section houses a polished brass 'Toby' badge, along with BI-FLEX, LONG RANGE wording. Bi-flex bars are only offered with domed and fluted lens options so that the centre detail of the bar is visible in the clear section of the lens - so please select one of these designs from the lens 'drop down' option box if you would like Bi-flex bars.
  • Reflector finish - Silvered reflectors as standard, providing the best standard of lighting performance with incandescent bulbs and LEDs.
  • Stoneguards - The lamps are supplied without a stoneguard as standard. We offer a choice of fitted stone-guard options, all handmade in brass with chrome plate finish - our CA800 series flat guards, with 18 gauge spun rims, traditional pattern brackets and polished stainless steel nuts and fixings - offered with standard or narrow rim, and hinged 20 gauge stone-guard rims with hand made hinges and bottom catch fittings. All styles of guard feature 16 swg brass wire mesh (approx. 12mm aperture) soft soldered into the guard rim. The mesh on hinged guards is flat for diffused glass lenses and slightly domed for the fluted lenses.
  • Lighting options - The lamps come fitted with our 853 part number BA15D double contact bulb holder, which slides in and out the socket in the rear of the reflector to aid the focussing of the light beam. Please select your desired lighting option: incandescent bulb - 6V 36/36W, 12V 36/36W or 12V 45/35W, or LED light - 6 & 12V Dip & Main with integral lens (diffused glass lens only) or dip/main 6V or 12V LED with shield (any lens and Bi-flex)

Please configure your lamps using the drop-down option boxes below. Your selections should produce a final product cost for the pair of lamps, including your chosen options. If you require any assistance then please email or contact us by 'phone.

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While we aim to hold all componentry in stock, these lamps are assembled and finished to order, so please allow at least two weeks for this work prior to despatch, or get in touch for a delivery date for your exact configuration.

@ £1150.00/  Each  (exc. VAT)  (inc. VAT @ 20%)
Total: £