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Antique L & N RAILROAD SWITCH LAMP Armspear LANTERN
Antique/vintage Armspear Switch Lamp that wasused by theL&N (Louisville & Nashville) Railroad.It was given to the owner in the mid-1950s by an employee of the L&N Railroad and has been stored and unused for decades.
Switch lamps, or lanterns, were used by various railroad employees as ahand-signalling device.Lantern would beswung in various ways to send a signal such as stop, apply air brakes, etc.
Lamp has what appear to be large plastic reflectors on all four sides. Possibly painted yellow at some time - most of paint is worn away. Lots of rust, but most of the lamp appears to be intact. Handle is very sturdy. Top opens easily to see the inside. Believe that it is a kerosene lamp.
Dimensions (approximate:)15" high x 9" wide x 9" deep - weighs about 11 1/2 pounds
Marks: "ARMSPEAR" on interior; there are no markings that I can find on exterior
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On Apr-26-11 at 10:23:41 PDT, seller added the following information:
I have been told that this is an old L&N Caboose lantern, not a switch lamp. Am unable to change listing because there are offers. It has the mounting band with the "foot."