Re: [CR]French "Wonder" rear light

(Example: Racing:Jean Robic)

Date: Sat, 01 Sep 2007 11:27:15 -0400
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: "John Betmanis" <johnb@oxford.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]French "Wonder" rear light
In-Reply-To: <20070831.212043.1352.4@webmail24.lax.untd.com>


At 02:20 AM 01/09/2007 GMT, Steven M. Johnson wrote:
>Mark Bulgier has this page on his website:
>
>http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalogs/BikeWarehouse-80/BW14.html
>
>for the possible Wonder Light battery?

Those 4.5 volt batteries with a long and short blade terminal were a standard hardware item in the U.K. for bicycle lamps and flashlights back in the fifties. A resourceful person could probably cobble up something from three AA cells that would work.

I also see that there's a Duracell MN1203 4.5 volt battery http://store.batteryspecialists.com/mn1203.html that may work, but I can't see what the terminals are like, but perhaps they could be modified. It's even described as a "cycle battery" on a U.K. site http://www.auravita.com/products/AURA/MPLC21570.asp

The dimensions are Dimension: 62 mm x 20 mm Height: 67 mm

so it looks like it's about the same size as the batteries I remember.

John Betmanis
Woodstock, Ontario
Canada