Invention for Signal Lights for Locomotives

Description (Brief)
Dick’s improvement in “Signal-Lights for Locomotives” included a combination of a stationary and a moveable headlight which could also identify the train name or number.
Object Name
lamp
lantern, signal lights
Object Type
Lighting Devices
Lighting Devices
date made
1872
patent date
1872-07-23
inventor
Dick, Andrew
Physical Description
glass (lantern frame material)
brass (burner material)
tin (lantern frame material)
paint (lantern frame material)
Measurements
overall: 21 cm x 13.1 cm x 11 cm; 8 9/32 in x 5 5/32 in x 4 11/32 in
associated place
Canada: Ontario, Hamilton
ID Number
DL*331332
catalog number
331332
patent number
129,797
accession number
88881
subject
Work
Transportation
Invention and the Patent Model
Patent Models
See more items in
Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Patent Models
Invention and the Patent Model
Exhibition
Invention and the Patent Model
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Visitor Comments

Add a comment about this object

Submit a comment or ask a question about this object using the form below. Submissions are moderated and may receive a curator response. Please note that we cannot evaluate or appraise your personal artifacts. For other questions or general inquiries please visit our FAQ or contact page.

Personal information will not be shared or result in unsolicited e-mail. See our privacy policy.

Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.