Original British WWII Railway Break Lantern Dated 1944 by Sherwoods Ltd
Original Item: Only One Available. This is a lovely vintage kerosene railway lantern from WW2. The maker was SHERWOODS LTD. of BIRMINGHAM and the name and trade mark logo appear in various configurations three times on the lantern.
Measures 4.25" W x 9.25" H
Folding wire carry handle on the top the lamp has three windows, a three and a half inch circular red glass window to the front and two-inch circular clear glass windows on either side. The rear of the lamp has an attaching bracket for a train or steel post mount.
The interior has a charming brass mounted and porcelain burner bearing the original wick. The porcelain body of the burner clearly marked SHERWOODS LIMITED around company trade mark.
The wick can be adjusted, up and down by way of a brass wheel on the end of a brass rod that protrudes outside the body of the lantern. This wheel is also marked SHERWOODS, BIRMINGHAM.
The body of the lantern heavily embossed with the date of 1944. Offered in what appears to be full working order for this simple device and although we have not tested it.
This is exactly the sort of item used in WW2 by the British for multiple applications especially during the D-Day invasion of Europe in 1944.
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