Locomotive Signal Light Patent Model

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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp
lamp, signal
Object Type
Lighting Devices
Lighting Devices
date made
1871
patent date
1872-07-23
inventor
Dick, Andrew
Physical Description
iron, tinned sheet (lantern housing; lamp body; burner tube material)
paint (exterior decoration material)
glass (face plate material)
brass (number bar; pulleys; burner cap and collar material)
string (shade cords 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
Patent Models
Railroads
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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