Original British WWI Trench Lantern by Albion Lamp Co of Birmingham - Dated 1916

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Original Item: Only One Available. This is most compelling when seen in person! A Barn Find in England after over 100 years of neglect, this truly is the real thing!

This is a Trench Lamp with hanging hoop, intended for use with either an Oil Lamp or if oil was not available with a lighted Candle. The Lantern has four flat glazed panes inside a circular cage of twisted wire, with a latching hinged top for access to the interior. All it's four glazed panels (windows) are present and undamaged.

On the iron base surround there is a Makers embossed tin label stating the Maker's name and address:



We have unfortunately not been able to ascertain what the meaning of the initials RALC mean. Possibly Royal Army Lantern Corps, or Royal Army Lighting Co. There is a similarly marked Trench Lantern in the Imperial War Museum, but they unfortunately do not have information on what RALC represents either. A great research potential.

Standing 12" tall by 7 1/2" across plus it's wire hinged hanging/carrying hoop, this is quite large. A most compelling memento of Trench Warfare that saw service in the Great War.

Ready to Display.
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