Oil Lamp Identification

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60040
NER Y7 0-4-0T
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Oil Lamp Identification

Post by 60040 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:10 pm

Hello.

Can anyone help identify the small oil lamp from the attached photos.

It measures 2" x 21/2" x 51/2" high, bevel glazed on 3 sides with a front sliding door, a LNER script plated oil vessel, burner and reflector.

Possibly a water gauge glass lamp but these are usually glazed at the front only and seem to be larger..

The back is solid with a slot for the reflector.

David Gillis.
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meldrum
LNER J94 0-6-0ST Austerity
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Re: Oil Lamp Identification

Post by meldrum » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:09 pm

This looks to me like a (non railway) cart/carriage lamp as it's way too fancy for a gauge glass lamp.
The 'LNER' plate on the reservoir looks remarkably like the flattened out front of an LNER overcoat button!
Perhaps someone was trying to pass it off as a railway lamp ? Willing to be corrected.

60040
NER Y7 0-4-0T
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Re: Oil Lamp Identification

Post by 60040 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:41 am

Thanks - will keep you posted.

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