Thick, Heavy used/working condition
This is a vintage oil or kerosene lamp. The font is composed of pattern glass with applied red color. It has a brass-burner which screws on to the top of the font. The lamp measures 7 3/4″ in height to the top of the burner. The lamp has a wick. The glass chimney has crimping at the top. This is in great, vintage condition. I see no chips or cracks. There is general wear to the burner. Please see pictures for more details.
To protect chimney, it may be shipped separately.
This lamp is Functional, I will remove Kerosene prior to shipping-
This type of lamp was very widely used by railways, both on the front and rear of trains and for hand signals, due to its reliability. At a time when there were few competing light sources at night outside major towns, the limited brightness of these lamps was adequate and could be seen at sufficient distance to serve as a warning or signal.