N002184 CARBIDE REICHSBAHN LANTERN. (Laterne)
BACKGROUND: When Hitler and the NSDAP gained power in January 1933 the German railway system was maintained and administered by two civilian organizations, the DR, Deutsches Reichsbahn, (German National Railway), and the, DR-G, Deutsches Reichsbahn-Gesellschaft, (German National Railway-Corporation), which were overseen by the national government. Both the DR, and the DR-G were uniformed organizations responsible for all the railways within Greater Germany and eventually in the occupied areas.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: A steel lantern measuring approximately 28.5cm tall with the handle extended with a 13cm diameter bell that is complete with original wood handle. A small plate to the front reads "Wilh. Seippel G.m.b.H., Bochum" along with a nice "DR" and eagle marking and the number "41" below the plaque. The lantern shows heavy usage and wear, but the lantern open nicely.
GRADE *** 3/4 PRICE $495.00 (Or Best Offer)
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