Wednesday, November 22, 2006

DATING YOUR LAMP

IT WAS MADE IN 1978


Hi,

I have found in my attic a miners lamp of your manufacture, I was most surprised to find you were still producing !

I wondered if you could date the lamp for me, I suspect its not that old judging by the condition. The details on the plate are Type 6 M & Q safety lamp Approval B/28. On the horizonal area below the glass there is a M and 78/ stamped in.

Regards

David Baldock

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

hi
my lamp says GR6S M&Q...approval number B2/233, do you know how old it is?
Kind Regards
Tina

david mather said...

the gr6 was made until the early 1970's,it was then modified to the
gr6s. so if you haven't got a 2 digit number eg;77/ for 1977. its
somewhere from mid 70's
regards david

Anonymous said...

Hi

Am I right in presuming that a letter J and 73/ dates my lamp to 1973?

I am also having some difficulty opening it in any way to clean can you advise?

Thanks

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