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
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Exhibition
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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