Brass Kerosene Railroad Oil Lamp (CPR Type), Piper Toronto
This railway lamp, circa 1900, is from Piper Toronto. The brass is original patina, no cleaning has been done. It is in very good condition, but there are a couple minor dings to the brass, not unusual for a lamp this age. The mark would have been "PIPER MAKER TORONTO", though this one only shows "… MAKER TORONTO", with a tiny piece of the tail of the "R" in PIPER (most probably the stamp was miss-hit). A picture of a mark from a "sister" lamp, acquired in the same lot is shown here for comparison only. The threads for a standard burner are in great shape. The lamp has holes in the font and base, ready to be fitted with an electric burner (I cannot say if these holes were original to this particular lamp). Similar lamps were used by a number of railways including the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), though this one has no railway marking. It measures about 6" diameter at the base and 11" high.
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