And Mounting Accessories
Adlake Non Sweating, Handlan, Dressel, & Armspear Switch and Marker Lamps
NOTE: Check out the menu to the left for in-stock items.
Though Not For Sale!!
This was my Dad's Caboose Wall Mount Lamp off the
Rock Island Lines
My Grandfather's Tattered Hat
Switch Lights & Markers
"We sell lights in a variety of conditions and formats. Give a jingle and we can chat about how it's to be used and the best item and price that we can offer."
"Relax, we're friendly!"
Very Old Adlake Cookie Cutter Top
Believed to be:
#14 Nunn's Single-Track Train Order Signal Lamp with cast iron cone shaped base.
Marked M&NE RR for Manastee & Northeastern RR, a Michigan short line that was absorbed into the C&O.
Any info on this lamp would be appreciated!!!!!
Adlake Switch Light w/ 4 lenses, kerosene burner, footed for sitting and also has rectangular socket for peg mount. Lenses are usually 2 each of red, blue/green, or amber. Various designs and configurations of lens sizes. Email for available stock and pics.
Adlake Roundtop bellbottom and footed base switch lamp with 4 lenses & kerosene burner. Bellbottom is a fork mount and the footed base is a peg mount. Founts for these are 4" dia. and vary in height. Measure the distance from the inside bottom up to the center of the wick raiser stem to determine the fount height needed.
Adlake Squaretop switchlamp with removeable square 2-piece top vent, 4 lenses (2 and 2 in color), and kerosene burner. Founts for these are about 4 3/8" dia. and will not work in the roundtop lamps. These founts vary in height also. Measure the distance from the inside bottom up to the center of the wick raiser stem to determine the fount needed.
Dressel Switch Light w/ 4 lenses, kerosene burner, footed for sitting, also peg mount socket. Lenses are usually 2 each of red, blue/green, or amber. Variation in designs and lens sizes. Lamp shown is a slide door burner access style. Others have a flip-top burner access system. Email for available stock and pics. Some of these have the RR initials molded into the switch stand peg socket in the bottom of the iron base. I found some CB&Q lamps marked in the adapter block that fits into the socket.
Pyle National Loco Classification Light with green flip lenses inside. Both outside lenses are clear. These were electric and used on later steam locomotives. Nice displaying heavy duty light.
Adlake Loco Classification Light. 2 clear & 2 green lenses. Some are cast iron and some are cast alumnium. Electric.
Adlake Marker with 1 red & 3 green lenses. Electric
Adlake Cannonball style switch light - electric w/ 4 lenses. Footed for sitting, also peg mount socket. Wired for 120 volt 25 watt bulb. Various lens color choices. Spreadlite lens shown (call for availability)
Parts & "Stuff"
Switch & Marker Lamp Lenses available on a limited basis in 5-3/8"d. , 5"d. , 4-1/2"d. and also 6-3/8" red and 4-1/8"d. and 4"d. in green.
Green (Looks aqua)
Amber (yellow)Amber Spredlight Style, also in Green and Red. All colors in limited availability.
BLUE (Kerosene Purple & some call it Cobalt)Very limited availability.8 3/8"d Semaphore lenses
8 3/8" Clear Focal Lenses
4 1/2"d Switch Lamp Rock Guards
Lens retainer ring available - 4 1/2", 5", 5 3/8" and 6-3/8"dia.
Switch Light or Marker Light chimney
Fits in the springs on top of the burner inside the light to deflect wind and keep soot from building up on the light lenses. These are 2-3/4" tall x 1-3/16" dia.
Adlake Round Founts in various heights and diameters. Do some measuring before ordering.
Dressel Founts in various sizes. Call
Fount for a Milwaukee Shop Built Switch/ Marker
Adlake, Dressel, & Handlan Fount 6-1/4"L x 3-7/8"w x 2-5/8" TThese interchange if you aren't concerned with the branding. There are also HL Piper Canadian and unmarked founts. Some markers use this style in a shorter version. Again do some measuring. Measure from the interior bottom of the lamp up to the slot where the burner stem sticks out of the lamp body or up to the center of the built-in wick raiser assembly
Switch / Marker Light Founts & Burners
There are a number of sizes and shapes depending on use and brand.
Dual Fuel Marker Fount and Burner/ Electric Socket combination. Same size as small marker or semaphore lamp fount 4-7/16"x 3-3/4". No Brand name on it and I have only one.
Caboose Marker Bracket
Also used as Flag holder
We have other parts in stock such as sliding burner access doors, top caps, bails, burners, lens hoods, and a few lensless canisters. Email for more information.
Caboose Lamp by Aladdin
These either sat on the desk or were bracketed to the wall in the bracket shown below.
Caboose Lamp Bracket
See next photo of lamp parts
Adams & Westlake
Our stock is mostly short globe models.
Looking for a particular RR? Maybe we can locate it if we don't have one.
Adlake #300 Burners, fonts & wicks
22" d Miner Brake Wheel
NYCS New York Central Slide door for Handlan Caboose Marker
Top Cap Assembly for Dressel Switch or Marker Lamp. Also have Handlan and Adlake
We'll be updating this list as our stock grows.
Given that this stuff is in limited supply, it is necessary to call or email for availability and price.
See our display at many of the Seattle - Portland area Train shows.
We generally have 30 to 40 RR lights & Lanterns & an array of Parts on display for sale.
Old Kerosene RR Lights
Old Railroad Signs
Old RR Paper Work
Old RR Locks & Keys
Old Pins & Buttons
Anything Old Railroad
Solid Oak Base
Shown 6" tallAvailable in taller sizes. Set up for Adlake #1112 switch lamp with #1264 Base without spring loaded adapter block. Lamp will swivel manually for viewing all sides. Also available in fork mount hardware and other custom mounts for various bases.Available with hardware for mounting Dressel, Handlan. or Armspear lamps. ************
Shown with hardware for #1112 Adlake switch lamp with #1264 base. Will swivel manually for viewing all sides of lamp. Has pin hole for installing RR herald lapel pin to ID RR as shown below wood platform.Also available with fork mount hardware. Available with hardware for mounting Dressel, Handlan, or Armspear lamps.
Fork MountShop Made Marker Brkt
Not original RR Equip.
Welded Steel with Black Lacquer Finish - For Interior Display Use Only$18.99 ea. - 2 for $36 plus postage