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Gas headlamp concave mirrors 7 1/2" diameter

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:22 pm
by Pat Farrell
Does Lancaster Lens still make 7 1/2" diameter Concave mirrored lenses for carbide headlights? Thank you. Pat Farrell

Re: Gas headlamp concave mirrors 7 1/2" diameter

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:54 am
by Pat Farrell
Lancaster Glass Company has been in business since 1910 and their website can be found at: http://lancasterglasscorp.com/
Lancaster Lens company only makes contact lenses and was not the correct request.
Unknown at this time if the Lancaster Glass Company is in business anymore, but I will find out. Have been told that the requested headlight mirrors are called "Mangin Mirrors".

Re: Gas headlamp concave mirrors 7 1/2" diameter

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:02 am
by steamnut09
These guys have all sizes ----http://www.brassauto.com/cars8.html

Re: Gas headlamp concave mirrors 7 1/2" diameter

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:52 am
by Pat Farrell
steamnut09 wrote:These guys have all sizes ----http://www.brassauto.com/cars8.html
I will give them a try. Thank you.

I called the Lancaster Glass Corporation and their telephone number was a non working telephone number as were their hot links on their website. I would assume that they are presently out of business. :(

Re: Gas headlamp concave mirrors 7 1/2" diameter

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:08 am
by Pat Farrell
steamnut09 wrote:These guys have all sizes ----http://www.brassauto.com/cars8.html
This "Cars" business didn't have any Carbide headlamp concave glass mirrors for any carbide headlights listed in their online catalog. Nor did they have a telephone listed for an inquiry. They did make an immediate reply to my email that I had made to them. It said, "gone on vacation until April 4th".

Restoration Supply Company has a small offering of concave mirrors for carbide headlights. They offer a 12" plastic concave mirror that can be cut down to fit. They also offer only a 5 1/2" diameter metal concave mirror. Restoration Supply does offer an acetylene burner post mounted halogen lamp that would work well with their cut down plastic concave reflector.

Thank you for the help in sorting out the concave glass mirror problem.

See you all at the Bakersfield Swap Meet 2017

Re: Gas headlamp concave mirrors 7 1/2" diameter

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:26 pm
by nambu1810
I just looked at the CARS online catalog, and they listed two sizes of concave glass reflectors, but said they had "any size." From the on=line catalog picture, they look much thinner than the originals, so you might have to machine a fiber spacer for correct fit and appearance. They also said they resilver original reflectors, but no price was given. This all was in the on-line catalog, not the base, web page.

Re: Gas headlamp concave mirrors 7 1/2" diameter

Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:15 pm
by Pat Farrell
Yes, I see that that they say that they have all of the concave mirror sizes. I will check with them next month after they get back from their vacation. Thank you for the information. This information will help many of us in the need of the unusual horseless carriage part.

Re: Gas headlamp concave mirrors 7 1/2" diameter

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:14 pm
by Plumbline
Pat, did you ever find a source for mangin mirrors? Don