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Peter Clare

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Idle curiosity
« on: May 31, 2021, 11:00:59 AM »


While putting together a set of Lucas glass light lenses I noticed they were not all the same.
The 2 clear glass lenses have several differences. One has raised lettering on it like a coke bottle which includes

7354
LUCAS ENGLAND
FV694906

The other one has no lettering.
On the one with the lettering the 4 glass wings are smaller.
The glass in the one with the lettering is very slightly more yellow.
Does anyone know if this is a series 1 2 2a 3 thing or a date thing or anything?
Any info for the idle appreciated. :-)
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Re: Idle curiosity
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2021, 12:47:53 PM »

I found the same problem,It took me a while to find all with the same lettering.
I believe also that some were graded lenses.
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Re: Idle curiosity
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2021, 01:25:25 PM »

I imagine that Lucas never actually made the glass lens (they would have been contracted in) and over the years they subtly changed the design ???

Further,

I believe "FV" refers to Fighting Vehicles indicating (sic) a military part ???


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