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Circa 1880 head lamp photos

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:52 pm
by Dick_Morris
This auction includes ten excellent photos of an early head lamp for someone looking for a source of inspiration.

https://auctions.turnerauctionsonline.c ... ne-lantern

For those so moved, check out Jack Bodenmann's description of how one is made.

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=84771&p=184771&hili ... ht#p184771

Re: Circa 1880 head lamp photos

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:28 am
by Glenn Brooks
Dick, thanks for reporting on this. The scroll work and detail showing in the photographs is quite intricate and interesting. I wonder if the row of small holes drilled across the bottom front of the lantern are for ventilating the combustion chamber ? Maybe allow enuf air to pass into the wick to equalize pressure while the loco was underway?