This refurbished vintage railway light is a glimpse into Indian history

indian railway lantern original salvaged

Anyone who’s ever been on a train in India will agree that it’s an experience. The journeys are hours and hours long, and from gorgeous countrysides to dirty garbage dumps, you get to see it all out of the window. Not to mention, the variety of interesting and wonderful people to watch.

Indian railways weave a sub-continent together and bring to life the concept of a united India. Gorgeously shabby and rusty, this vintage iron lantern is a utilitarian item that would have been used every day.

Complete with sliding coloured filters – one red (stop), one green (go) – and a replaced oil reservoir and new wick, it’s a working glimpse into a unique period of Indian history.

£60 each. Only available in our Hove store.