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Original British 1930s Metropolitan Police Wootton Lantern by Smiths & Sons

Regular price $125.00

Item Description

Original Item Only One Available. A Vintage 1930's Police lamp known as The Wootton Lantern. It was invented by George WOOTTON, Assistant (Chief) Engineer of the Metropolitan Police. It is a 4 volt electric lamp accumulator which came into use in 1920. This version must be circa 1939 because it has the button on the side for morse code. Used by officers at Cannon Row Police station between 1924 and 1946. This one in very good condition. Complete with spare bulb in hidden compartment.

Plate on the bottom gives the following information:

THE WOOTOON LANTERN
Patent No 201089
Ser No 60930
Sole manufacturers
S Smith & Sons (MA) Ltd, Cricklewood, London

Battery not included.

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