Red Batchlee "Bat" Roadworks Lantern

Alternative interior or exterior lighting. A roadworks lantern with original paint, burner and LED string lighting. Second-hand.
Availability: Out of stock.
Stock ID: 624

What's for sale?

This is a metal roadwork lantern with paraffin burner and complimentary, battery-powered, LED string lighting.

The paint is original, it's been cleaned and polished inside and out and ready to use, even as an alternative form of interior or exterior lighting. With that in mind, we're including a small string of yellow LED lights, powered by two CR2032 button batteries.

The construction is rough and uneven, the paintwork is missing in many places but the lenses are undamaged. The paraffin tank is bone dry, in good condition and complete with wick.

The pictures showing it lit up and being held to indicate size are of another lamp.  The other photographs are of this lantern.

Who made it and when?

Roadwork lanterns like these were used in the 1960's and 70's. The maker was Batchlee, more commonly known as Bat. Their embossed, bat logo is prominent on the roof and it's marked:

  • BAT
  • BS (the British Safety kite mark)
  • 3143

What condition is it in?

  • Second-hand
  • In fair condition
  • Cleaned and polished inside and out
  • No noticeable paraffin odour
  • Many scratches and rust marks

What are the measurements?

  • 39cm high to top of the handle
  • 14cm square
  • 1657 grams

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Item Attributes
Attribute nameAttribute value
Materialmetal and glass
PeriodLate 20th century (1950-1999)
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