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A Railway Petroleum Lamp Made Alive Again



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I bought this old railway petroleum lamp (Powell & Hanmer, No. 515) a few days ago. I only wanted it, because the condition was so impressive but didn't know what to do. I even started thinking «Why the hell are you buying stuff on eBay you actually don't need» because I don't appreciate having more and more stuff just because of having it.

 

But then I realized that it was actually very simple. No drilling, no any other invasive techniques. It holds, but can always be removed easily. I just put two small and one normal-sized LEDs on it, soldered the cables together and then attached a battery box which recharable batteries. Finally I made the flame using wax paper.

 

I am really satisfied, it looks so good when it becomes dark 🥰

 

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https://www.pensink.org

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sgphototn

Nice job. It's good to see well-made things from yesteryear brought to new life. 

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Just now, sgphototn said:

Nice job. It's good to see well-made things from yesteryear brought to new life. 

Absolutely! When I imagine how much work it was, to craft this lamp in the early days. Now this lamp is treated with respect and not left alone in the attic or the cellar :)

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Astronymus

Simple and safe solution. I like it. 👍

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