I could not find a photo on the internet of
another copper housed locomotive headlamp. I could be wrong but
it does seem to be a rare piece of locomotive history.
Golden Glow Locomotive Headlight Type EF128
With Copper Housing. My Great Grandfather was given this
headlamp by a friend who worked in the train graveyard around
the Barrie Ontario area, in the 1940s. It was passed down to my
father in the 1970s, where my father stripped the paint off to
expose the copper housing. I don't know anything about the
history of this light when it was in service but I will try to
give as much detail as possible. I am selling this in "as is"
condition. From what my father tells me, with a little work,
wired and inspected by a certified electrician, it could be put
in working condition again. With a little work, this
copper housed locomotive headlamp could be polished up to a
Headlamp is 13 1/4" High x 13" Deep
Information on the upper ID plate:
Golden Glow Locomotive Headlamp
September 10 1912, Mar 10 1914, May 16 1916,
July 26 1921
Type EF 128
Electric Service Supplies Co
Information on the
lower ID plate:
Lyman Tube & Supply Co. Ltd.
Additional light that connects to the back
of the main headlight with 4 bolts. I'm not sure what the
purpose of this light is. The light has a light socket in it and
it appears to be original. The lower part of the hinge that
holds the front cover on is broken and missing. The yellow
reflector is in decent shape as you can see by the photo. There
is a smaller lens that seems to fit the reflector. I am
uncertain of how it fits. The light socket appears to be in
working condition and looks to be in good shape. There are some
small dents in the top of the copper housing that could be
repaired. There isn't a lens in the cover, but the bracket that
holds the lens is there and is in good shape. I find the copper
rivets holding the some of iron parts on a beautiful accent.
Reduced to $899
I will be supplying some brass bolts that my father
purchased with a light bulb that should fit the main headlamp. I
will supply some power cable for wiring the light if the
purchaser is so inclined.
I do not know if it is safe to
wire and run. Please consult a certified electrician before
powering this light up. I assume no responsibility for anyone's
safety after they purchase this light. I am selling this as in
and in non-working condition
(USD) plus shipping.