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Lamp

From the Collection of Upper Yarra Museum Old Railway Station 2415C Warburton Highway Yarra Junction Victoria

Description
The candle light needed to be protected from the wind. This removeable light or lantern has 4 sides with 2 oblong bevelled glass panals, 3rd panel is plain with a heat vent and the 4th opens to light the lamp and has a 4.5 cm round red glass which would act as a reflector. The candle holder screws out to allow for a narrow candle to be inserted. It has a black ventilated cover on top and has slide fixture to attached the lamp on to the carriage.
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Powerhouse Museum Collection Thesaurus
Protected lamps or lanterns, fixed or
removable, used on coaches or carriages.
Commonly made of brass, they often were
fitted with reflectors as well as red lenses
to serve as tail lights (Art and
Architecture Thesaurus).
Size
H:40cm D: 11.5 cm W: 11.5 cm
Object Registration
00148
Keywords
red and clear glass lenses light candle reflector bevelled glass horse buggy tail light
Historical information
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horse-drawn_vehicle
http://www.coyaltix.com/lamps.html
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:08AM