Re: [CR]French "Wonder" rear light

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Date: Sat, 01 Sep 2007 11:27:15 -0400
From: "John Betmanis" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]French "Wonder" rear light
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At 02:20 AM 01/09/2007 GMT, Steven M. Johnson wrote:
>Mark Bulgier has this page on his website:
>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 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

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