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Ex Military Railway Handlamp

Discussion in 'Railwayana' started by Ploughman, Feb 21, 2021.

  1. Ploughman

    Ploughman Well-Known Member

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    A friend of mine is stripping and repainting an old Handlamp.
    It looks to be ex military.
    Can anyone translate the lettering as to manufacturer?

    The lamp was covered in a roughly applied and badly chipped thick madder red paint . After five applications of paint stripper I finally got it down to smooth bare metal.

    The underneath of the base was an olive drab colour ,which I thought was rather unusual.

    It was only when I applied a light spray coat of primer that things turned interesting.

    ‘C E & S 1955 JA2348 ‘ plus crows foot symbol appeared.

    So, this must have been of military origin. It seems of rather late manufacture, I would have thought , to be a) paraffin lit and b) to a pre-grouping design.
    Three aspect -traditional red and blue glass and a cut out for the clear.

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  2. CH 19

    CH 19 Member Friend

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    Oooh I've got one just like that, still in olive drab and has the parrafin tank and wick and the same aspects.
     

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