A very rare Grimes' Patent Railway Reading Lamp. This ingenious portable railway compartment lamp would have been carried by a railway traveller. It is contained in a leather case and the metal lantern unfolds and a brass spring-loaded candleholder screws into the body, the rear of the lantern has two sharp suspension hooks. The case of the lantern is pressed with an RD kite mark for 1855.
See the link below for an anticle in Scientific American Journal of 1853:
A rare piece of Railway history.
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