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    Train lamp? Ship Lamp?

    Does anyone know what kind of lamp & bell combo this is? It's 8 1/2" tall & 4 1/2" across at the widest part. It has a very heavy weight in the rounded base, it was painted red, there is a hole for an on/off switch & a hole in the side for a wire. I darkened up the close up photo of the glass marks to make it easier to read. There are no other marks. My guess would be that it was used on a train or a ship. It will sit upright but tips easily.
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  2. #2

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    Re: Train lamp? Ship Lamp?

    Forgot to add: that's a Hazel Atlas mark on the glass globe.

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    Re: Train lamp? Ship Lamp?

    Neat lamp ! Here's a couple on Ebay -

    http://cgi.ebay.com/2-VINTAGE-METAL-...QQcmdZViewItem

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    Re: Train lamp? Ship Lamp?

    According to Wikipedia, Hazel-Atlas made machine-molded glass from 1902 til 1956. They were in Wheeling, West Virginia.

    I suspect the lamp was for use ashore. On a ship, sailors go to great lengths to secure gear so it *won't* move when the ship rocks. Also, the stamped steel parts of the lamp would not last long in a marine environment.

    Chip V.

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    NICE HIT MOJJAX!!

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    Re: Train lamp? Ship Lamp?

    I suspect they might be ornamental. They look like little bell-bouys but the bases have openings and would not float.
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    Re: Train lamp? Ship Lamp?

    Wow! They do look like little bouys. Being a mountain person I never thought of that. They might just be souveneirs or decorating items. I can't believe you spotted one on ebay!

 

 

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