Kenyon Variants http://roaddangerlamps.webs.com/apps/photos/ Kenyon Variants Early Kenyon with reflectors Marked "KENYONS PATENT SERILIGHT LENS LAMP", along with PAT No. 374645, (which refers to lamps fitted with reflectors). The reflectors are marked "KENYONS SERILIGHT LENS") and the lamp lenses marked "KENYONS SERILIGHT LENS PAT No. 320800". Door marked "NWP" for North West Power? Details of the patents can be found on Links and Patents page. http://roaddangerlamps.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=64348045 64348045 Early Kenyon with reflectors This shows that the Serilight lenses are clear on this early version, the coloured light is produced by using removable coloured filters. http://roaddangerlamps.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=64348046 64348046 Early Kenyon with reflectors A close -up of the lamp interior showing the removable glass filters, (one has been removed to show how it is held in place). The glass is 1/8th of an inch thick and is painted in the chosen colour, (Kenyon's stated that various colours could be supplied). New filters were made (using the original construction method) as the originals were in poor condition and one was missing. The Sandstar lamp (see Other Road Danger Lamps page) also has removable filters to acheive the same effect. http://roaddangerlamps.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=64348047 64348047 Kenyon with reflectors Marked "KENYONS PATENT SERILIGHT LENS". Door marked "ACC" for Aberdeenshire County Council. Details of the "Serilight" lenses can be found on Links and Patents page, see Patent No. GB374645 (A). http://roaddangerlamps.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=48480234 48480234 Kenyon with reflectors Marked "KENYONS PATEND SERILIGHT LENS". Door marked "ACC" for Aberdeenshire County Council? http://roaddangerlamps.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=48480235 48480235 Kenyon with reflectors These slots located on the Kenyon's hook, allow a special clamp to be inserted which allows the lamp to be suspended from scaffolding which when fitted with a padlock, prevents theft, see Patent No. GB719434 (A) on the Links and Patents page. http://roaddangerlamps.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=63499032 63499032 Kenyon with reflectors Close up of the Kenyon's locking catch. The hole in the catch may allow for a locking device to be fitted, to prevent paraffin theft or unauthorised access to the lamp interior. http://roaddangerlamps.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=63499033 63499033 Kenyon without reflectors Details of the "Serilight" lenses can be found on Links and Patents page, see Patent No. GB320800 (A). http://roaddangerlamps.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=48480233 48480233 Kenyon "AKENCO" Marked "AKENCO" which is a contraction of Alexander KENyon and CO. The top section is hinged at the rear, to provide access to the wick and has three red lenses. The base is the same size as conventional road danger lamps. Making the upper section smaller and the base the fuel reservoir is a shrewd move, as it saves on materials and hence cost. http://roaddangerlamps.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=49104396 49104396 Kenyon "AKENCO" A mint unfired "AKENCO" in factory fresh condition. http://roaddangerlamps.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=63497989 63497989 Kenyon "AKENCO" The hinged top opens to reveal the burner which once removed allows the resevoir to be filled. On this version the hinge is at the front, rather than the rear. http://roaddangerlamps.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=63497990 63497990 Kenyon "AKENCO" This close up shows that instead of the usual catch, a special trangular key is required to unlock the lamp in order to gain access to the interior. Details of the lock can be found on Links and Patents page, see Patent No. GB993477 (A). http://roaddangerlamps.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=63497988 63497988 Kenyon "AKENCO" This close up shows the locking mechanism from inside. The Kenyon patent claims the lock is designed to prevent unauthorised access to the interior. Perhaps the theft of paraffin from unguarded lamps was so great during the 1950s' (remember few had centrally heated homes, so paraffin heaters were common and paraffin was in much wider use than today) led Kenyon to develop this simple device. http://roaddangerlamps.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=63497991 63497991