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
date made
1871
patent date
1872-07-23
inventor
Dick, Andrew
associated place
Canada: Ontario, Hamilton
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
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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