Spring 2006
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This lot is closed. Bidding ended on 5/20/2006.
This railroad switchlamp was made by the Adlake company. It has four 4-1/2" lenses, two blue and two red. The blue lens will shine a signal green color because of the yellow flame of the burner. Switchlamps were used to indicate the settings on railroad track switches. They were mounted to the switch mechanism and would rotate with the changing of the switch. An arriving locomotive would know the track setting based on the color the switchlamp was displaying. This lamp measures approximately 17" high. There is a small metal plaque mounted to the side of the lamp reading "G.B & Q.R.R." There is another metal plaque on the side that has patent information but is for the most part unreadable. There is some wear on the metal and some surface rusting giving this piece an overall condition of VG.
Vintage Railroad Switchlamp
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Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Saturday, May 20, 2006.
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