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Guide to bulbs
Knowing which bulbs are designed for which applications can be useful when owning, running or restoring a classic car or motorcycle. This handy guide was produced in the 1950s, although its creator isn't known - presumably it was dreamt up by, and printed on behalf of, one of the bulb manufacturers, say Osram or perhaps Mazda. Hopefully the information held on it will be of use to visitors of Old Classic Car. Both 6v and 12v bulbs are listed, with a variety of fittings also referred to. SCC, MCC, MES, SBC, CC and DC types are included. Applications for the bulbs listed below include tail lights, stop lights, "new type winking indicators", headlights, and also for radio dials and bicycles. Both single and dual filament bulbs feature.
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Guide To Users of Motor Car, Motorcycle, Bicycle, and Radio Dial Bulbs.

  • Published by ???.
  • Date: 1950s.

Guide to bulbs

Please note.

Information presented in this section is provided as an aid to classic and vintage car owners only. It shouldn't necessarily be taken as gospel, more of a useful series of pointers. It may be that since these period instructions were created, better ways have since evolved to tackle work on the components being considered. Tips and advice may be given in these period articles, but inclusion doesn't necessarily suggest that anyone involved with OCC endorses the methods portrayed. A certain level of mechanical know-how will be required in undertaking work as described in these pages, and anyone unsure of their own abilities is advised to seek further assistance. Delve into your car's inner workings only if you feel confident in your own abilities, after all - a little knowledge can be dangerous, as the old saying goes.
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