Hand-held signalman's kerosene lamp, formerly owned by the Victorian Railways. Manufacturer unknown. Cylindrical lamp with handles on top and back. Manufactured from brass and soldered tin-plated sheet-metal. Inner body rotates to present red, blue or clear (white) light behind glass. Round clear glass lens with straight edge. Complete. Appears to be in unrestored original condition. Excellent condition.

The donor, Fritz Joachim Schlegel, was a Victorian railway employee. He served in the German Army during World War II, and was a 'camera assistant' at the time of his discharge in 1946. He appears to have arrived in Australia some time between 1952 and 1963 and lived for many years with his family near Geelong.

Physical Description

Single wick. Brass burner body. Polished brass reflector. Fitted with top carrying handle and rear hand grip. Flat (unbevelled) round glass lens.

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