This is a North Eastern Railways hand lamp made between 1854 and 1923.

It is an oil lamp. Sometimes paraffin and special lamp oil would be used.

This lamp would have been used by a train guard or a shunter to give signals to the driver. You can change the colour of the light by turning the handle. There is a carousel inside with red, green and clear glass on it which can be moved in front of the flame.

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History

  • Understand how we find out about the past
  • Comparing aspects of life in different periods

Geography

  • Simple maps

Science

  • Everyday materials and their properties

 

Write instructions for a new guard to explain how the lamp works.

Museum name: Hopetown, Darlington

Contact name: Sarah Gouldsbrough

Phone number: 01325 405541

Email: sarah.gouldsbrough@darlington.gov.uk

This is a North Eastern Railways hand lamp made between 1854 and 1923.

It is an oil lamp. Sometimes paraffin and special lamp oil would be used.

This lamp would have been used by a train guard or a shunter to give signals to the driver. You can change the colour of the light by turning the handle. There is a carousel inside with red, green and clear glass on it which can be moved in front of the flame.

Coming soon

History

  • Second order concepts
  • Continuity and change
  • Trends over time
  • A local history study

Science

  • Everyday materials and their uses
  • Light

Write a newspaper report about a hero guard who saves the day!

Museum name: Hopetown, Darlington

Contact name: Sarah Gouldsbrough

Phone number: 01325 405541

Email: sarah.gouldsbrough@darlington.gov.uk

Learning from home? This download is full of ways to explore this object for students who can’t be in school.

Literacy Loans Home Learning – Head of Steam NER Hand Lamp KS2

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