Lot #41 - Unusual Semaphore type single lens lamp

 
 

    

 lm03
Railroad unknown 
Size 17" total height 
Condition Good

This tin lamp has several unusual features. It stands 17" tall with a box size of 7 1/2" by 7 1/2" and 12 1/2" tall. The lens is about 6 1/4" in diameter. This lamp has a heavy solid bail mounted on steel posts using cotter pins. The steel posts have round holes for mounting on the base. The back door has a peak hole and a weird hinge mechanism. There is a pot and burner. There are NO markings at all. The unusual Roman Helmet reverse curve tin vent assembly is outstanding. Unknown maker and unknown user. It could be a foreign classification or ditch lamp. The mounting provisions are definitely heavy duty. Good overall condition. 

 

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