Lamp

1973/032

Portable road lamp

SKU: 1973/032 Category:

Description

Portable road lamp in tinned iron with red glass windows in each of four sides, one of which opens to give access to the burner (which is missing); projecting vents at the sides of the chimney which is marked “CITY ROADS”; carrying handle above.

Used for the temporary lighting of road works.

This lamp was exhibited at the “Exhibition of Civil Engineering Works”, Glasgow, 21 September – 23 October 1977.

See also acquisition 1973/049.

Additional information

Acquisition Number

1973/032

Item Type

Short Description

Portable road lamp

Manufactured by

Date of Manufacture

c. 1880

Sub-items

None

Supporting Items

None

Makers Number

None

Marks

Cast panel indicating "CITY ROADS"

Dimensions (mm)

125 x 125 x 450

Donor

Date Donated

March 1973

Materials

Tinned iron and glass

Condition

Good (burner missing)

Display Location