Station lamp

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jim mac
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Station lamp

Post by jim mac » Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:56 pm

The son of a former member has inherited a Caledonian station lamp, which his father had acquired many years ago.

He has a plan to mount it on the wall of the house and would like advice on the colour he should paint it, along with any other information we can offer.
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jim mac

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Re: Station lamp

Post by AndrewsDad » Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:33 pm

Hi Jim
At Lochearnhead, we have a few "special occasion" lanterns that look very similar to your photograph.
Ours are in bare copper without any painted finish. I cannot, however, vouch for how they were when they became "ours".
One of our volunteers has made a couple of new ones from a recycled hot water cylinder!
All have been converted to operate with a low energy electric light bulb.

I will ask the next group visiting to get a better quality photo than the one attached.
As I say, they are not on general display, we only use them when Hertfordshire Scouts are in residence.
Modern bulkhead lighting is the norm.

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Re: Station lamp

Post by dunalastairv » Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:52 pm

I too have one of these large lamp cases, complete with a double-burner paraffin reservoir - both inner and outer being clearly stamped 'Caledonian'. There are traces of blue paint on mine, which corresponds with accepted wisdom, and I imagine it will be the same colour as illustrated on the photograph I submitted on the Forum a while back, which had a Dulux colouriser code to assist.

Once very common these larger lamps, it appears very few have survived to be preserved.

Mike Dunn.

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