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Industrial Steampunk Decor - Gadget for Him - Coal Miners Lantern - Railroad Signal Lantern - Carbide Lamp - Goth Decor - Rustic Lamp

German carbide lantern, lamp or signal light
Was used as a lantern by miners and on the railroad as a signal light
Carbide lamps or acetylene gas lamps, operate by producing and burning acetylene which is created by the reaction of water with calcium carbide
Some still in use by cavers today
They were designed to hold or be carried on a carriage or vehicle

The sides open revealing either red or green glass for signalmen to wave side to side indicating stop or go, safety or danger - the glass is missing in this lantern
Back opens for removal of the fuel tank
Reflector disc is missing from the tank as is one side door
Wood handle cover chipped - metal handle is bent
This lamp was produced in the 1950s, most likely in Germany
Wording stamped on top is obscured
Handle is sturdy - sides and back open well

Weighs just under 3 pounds
8" tall without handle (20 cm)
4" wide, 3" deep with panels closed (10 cm x 8 cm)

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Industrial Steampunk Decor - Gadget for Him - Coal Miners Lantern - Railroad Signal Lantern - Carbide Lamp - Goth Decor - Rustic Lamp


Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: metal, wood
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 534 reviews
  • Favorited by: 77 people