Victorian Railway/ Signal mans Lantern
Railway lanterns were used from the start of the introduction of railways (around 1825 in the UK). Usually lit by a small paraffin burner with a wick.
This railway lantern has a twisting top to enable the changing of the cloured lenses; red for stop, and green for go. This would have been used by the station master to signal the train.
Very good condition still with original parrafn burner.
Dimensions: 31cm high x 21cm diameter