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Bought an old station Suggs gas lamp off eBay 

cleaned all the brass copper bits up with a mixture of white vinegar, salt and flour. 
removed the gas mantle ceramic holder and filled the void with two brass pipe caps.

drilled the caps to fit a bulb holder with self tapping screws, fitted new s/steel rings on chains as the mild steel ones where to far gone.

new electric cable fitted using old style twisted fabric new cable.

LED lamp fitted and fixed in dining room .


Job done







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hello, do you know where it was originally, signal box or ?? what train company ? well done on the refurbishment

Edited by oldypigeonpopper

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Unfortunately have no idea, I think it was a southern region light. My other half wanted something different so I just looked on the evil bay for something out of the norm, I’ve only cleaned it and all the conversation was non destructive to preserve it incase someone in the future wanted to return it to original working condition.

i know a chap locally who has an identical one from our local station building that closed around 1966

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