It has some signs of use but it is still in very good condition. This lantern is missing a fuel tank. I'm not testing this lantern.Please see the pictures as they are part of the description. Vintage Decorative Railway Kerosene Hand Lighting Lamp. Oil-burning lamps have always been an important part of Egyptian railway signaling systems and have been used for communication, safety, and lighting. It is called a marker lamp and was hung on rolling stock (carriages and wagons) such as the guard's van to indicate the rear of the train at night. They were also used to indicate the rear of steam locomotive tenders for identification and safety purposes.
This type of lamp was introduced to the railways around 1860 and continued to be used for over one hundred years. Oil lamps were phased out on the railways during the late 1960s and early 1970s when they were replaced by battery lamps.
Railway lighting included not only stations but yards, engines, rolling stock, signals, signal boxes, and crossings. There were a number of different types of lamps used for a variety of railway purposes.We Are Following All Policies Of. We are a family of specialists in collecting Antique. Vintage, handmade pieces from ancient Pharaonic Egypt, and these pieces we collect from ancient Egyptian Palaces and markets like The Lady Aisha Market, Jamalia Market, and Jewish Quarter, and these markets that were established for many centuries. Some of these pieces in my store are from the beginning of life on earth. Important note: We work legally according to Egyptian laws. We will not sell any original artifacts of Egyptian heritage that are not legally authorized according to the laws of the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities. We sell only authorized antiques and collectibles in Egypt. Feel free to visit our store and discover the most beautiful Antiques from all over the world. Don't worry about dealing with us. We deal with you honestly. How do I return my product? You should understand that we are a legal, registered business. We guarantee that the goods are as described in the above listing. We pride ourselves on our customer service.