Reichsbahn Lamp/Lantern.

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Reichsbahn Lamp/Lantern.

Postby The Devils Bank » Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:15 pm

Just bought myself a Reichsbahn Lamp. :ymsmug:

Just gave it a clean.. looks nice.

This lamp is made after 1937 as before this, it had the letters D R on the top lid. No Eagle.
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The Parts.

Postby The Devils Bank » Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:27 pm

Made up of three parts:

1, Top lid and glass cage.

2, Glass inside cover.

3, Bottom piece and sliding backing bracket.
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Re: Reichsbahn Lamp/Lantern.

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:28 pm

Agreed Pete certainly does look good mate. Nicely aged as well :thumbsup: Regards Mark.

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Construction.

Postby The Devils Bank » Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:33 pm

Putting it together was easier than finding out how it came apart.

But after a bit of research, I finally found the clue how to open it up.

It's the smal screw on the back.

The back bracket simply slides down (with a bit of elbow grease) and comes apart.

Easier said than done.

The inside glass cover is held in place, by three little attachments, one fell off #-o
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Reassembled.

Postby The Devils Bank » Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:45 pm

After another good clean, finally it's put back together again.

Can't find out the maker's name/code (WG) ~x(

I do believe that it's for a candle to light it up, can't see any attachment inside for a gas supply..

The third picture from top, does show some thing that it fitted onto?

Possibly a pole?
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Wall Attachment.

Postby The Devils Bank » Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:57 pm

This is how it would have been displayed on a wall.

May be outside a ticket kiosk or inside a wating room? :-??

Can't see how the candle was put out quickly, if it was indeed displayed on a open platform.

Roughly about 7" x 4" and quite light to hold and with a super patina.

I'm delighted to have this little addition to my collection.
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Re: Reichsbahn Lamp/Lantern.

Postby Andyb » Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:29 pm

Very nice :thumbsup:

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Re: Reichsbahn Lamp/Lantern.

Postby Dave_Holden » Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:49 pm

You done it again Pete - great item and I have never seen one of these in 40 years of collecting :thumbsup:

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Re: Reichsbahn Lamp/Lantern.

Postby muckaroon1960 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:49 pm

Get it wired and then sell it to Drew Pritchard :lol: Nice item :thumbsup:

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Re: Reichsbahn Lamp/Lantern.

Postby 85ronnies » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:12 pm

first one ive seen mate, looks boss though were did you get it?

cheers for showing :thumbsup:

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Re: Reichsbahn Lamp/Lantern.

Postby The Devils Bank » Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:48 pm

There is a piece missing from the lamp :ymsigh:

If you look at the bottom piece, you can see four clips that obviously hold some thing in place.

After some research, there was indeed a candle placed inside, but, these seem to be pre - 1937.

These candles are unusual, never seen the type before. :-\

But, on the Reichsbahn lamp, post - 1937 there is a oil can/container (?) inside.

Never thought I would be able to get one, they are so rare now..

Well, here is that container, soon to be mine :grin:
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Re: Reichsbahn Lamp/Lantern.

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:22 pm

Great work Pete finding one of those mate :thumbsup: your eyes must have popped out of your head when you spotted it :lol: Regards Mark

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Re: Reichsbahn Lamp/Lantern.

Postby The Devils Bank » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:34 pm

My eyes nearly popped out when I saw the price.. 40 euro.. :ymparty:

Not bad really, as it comes with a pre - 1937 lamp.

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Re: Reichsbahn Lamp/Lantern.

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:16 pm

The Devils Bank wrote:My eyes nearly popped out when I saw the price.. 40 euro.. :ymparty:

Not bad really, as it comes with a pre - 1937 lamp.

:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: Reichsbahn Lamp/Lantern.

Postby The Devils Bank » Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:27 pm

Finally, here it is after 70 years, finally complete and working as it did all those years ago.

The candle took a bit of persuading to light up :eek: but it finally got going..
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Re: Reichsbahn Lamp/Lantern.

Postby The Devils Bank » Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:33 pm

Here is the candle inside the lamp, it doesn't give off much light to be honest, quite dim.

I'm trying to find out how the candle is re-filled? May be it comes apart inside the container wick part?

I'm not really bothered, as it's working fine now.

History brought back to life once again.
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Re: Reichsbahn Lamp/Lantern.

Postby Dave_Holden » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:15 pm

Pete what a fantastic sight to see - love it mate. You got to get that lit for Santa on Christmas Eve :thumbsup: Great item as always Pete.

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Re: Reichsbahn Lamp/Lantern.

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:56 pm

Great job Pete :thumbsup: would provide a great deal of satisfaction to see it alight I would imagine. Regards Mark

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Re: Reichsbahn Lamp/Lantern.

Postby The Devils Bank » Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:03 pm

Thanks for the replies chaps :thumbsup:

The candle is a "Paraffin Candle".. :-?

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