Circa 1890-1920, this old railway oil lamp is thought to have come from South Africa. We have been advised that the mark on the base seen in Photo 2 indicates this, although we cannot confirm it.
It has been converted to electricity to comply with UK specifications and it now takes a single pygmy lightbulb.
The old black cast iron frame and original red glass are both in good condition with no signs of repair or damage. The light measures 40cm in height up to the hook at the top of the frame and 52cm in height including the handle. At the widest point it measures 21cm and the glass shade is approximately 20cm in length.
We believe the red lamp would have been used for signalling on one side of a train and there would have been a green light for the other side.
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