Original British Carriage or Early Automobile Lamp Converted to Electricity - circa 1900
Original Item: Only One Available. This is an item that originated with company director Christian Cranmer’s GREAT GRANDFATHER, who was born in 1838 and died in 1908. He of course never knew him and his Father was only three when he was born in 1905. They were packed away in a TEA CHEST and never opened until about 2012 when all the remaining family possessions were finally shipped over from England upon the sale of the last family Real Estate over there.
This is impressive, It is a Lamp or Lantern for mounting on either side of a Carriage or early Automobile. It was originally fitted with a kerosine/Paraffin burner but that is all now gone, and it was re-wired to the very primitive pre WWI electrical system. The lamp otherwise looks complete and is made of iron plates with brass mountings and glass windows, none of which are broken.
The lamp stands 24" tall, the front light window is circular and 6 1/2" across. This example was intended to be mounted on the Right hand side of the Carriage or Vehicle and displays a LARGE ROYAL COAT OF ARMS SEAL about 2" wide to the external side. Maybe this was from a Government vehicle or more likely from the ROYAL HOUSEHOLD.
THIS IS THE GENUINE ARTICLE, NOT A REPRODUCTION! Very attractive for decoration or to have re-wired yet again for domestic use!
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