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Accidental Old Light Collector?

Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by Scott Mannion, May 16, 2018.

  1. Scott Mannion
    Joined: Aug 18, 2015
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    Scott Mannion
    from Scotland

    I seem to be in danger of becoming an old light collector. A bit like an anti-moth, they seem to be drawn to me.
    The first two photos are of a paraffin Tilley search/flood lamp from around 1930. They used them on the front of locomotives, but I am not sure if this one had been. I bought this at our local village 'big-ass garage sale' (on every August) and is so complete that I couldn't walk away from it. It has a 14"reflector and no cracks in the glass.

    The last three photos are of a 'Masthead' boat lamp, bought at a local 'pop-up' vintage bazaar. The history of this is a little harder to confirm as they have been made like this all over the world. I think that this one was made in Hong Kong in the 1950's. I really liked it and have resisted the temptation to polish it up (although I did knock a slight dent out of it to allow its lid to close properly).

    (Great new forum, Ryan, by the way. Old cars and old tat go hand in hand, but a separate forum is a great compromise. It's a bit like discovering your favourite forest walk has a really cool waterfall you didn't know about).

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  2. I have a couple of old rail road lanterns,I'll post photo's later. HRP
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    Army battery operated runway light. The zippered compartment would be filled with sand for weight.
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    BA981C0D-7DDD-4A02-879A-1A31AE7A1722.jpeg Don’t know how this little brass lantern was used. (Salt shaker for perspective) It still has fuel in it.
  7. Railroad lights.HRP




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