Historical information

Kerosene was used to light the signal lamps at night time on a railway, to ensure that a locomotive driver could see that the line was clear there was no danger of another train ahead. This container was used to store the in kerosene to fuel such lamps and was kept inside a lamp room until required for use.


Victorian Railways - Keroseane Container Used in the storage of kerosene prior to use in lamps at stations.

Physical description

Large, cylindrical tin container with conical lid and wire handle. A small zinc spout is embedded in the lower quadrant. The word 'KERO' is stencilled in white across the front.

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