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Pullman brass Table Lamp ex TC96. An ornate lamp from a Bournemouth Belle second class parlour car. This lamp dates from January 1947, the car has a particularly interesting history as researched by Terry Bye of the Pullman car service information site, and these show that CAR No.96 was a second class Parlour car that originally was car SYLVIA of 1921 built at the Pullman Longhedge Works, London as a Parlour Car First Class, with 2 x 6 wheel bogies and seating for 27. It was supplied for use on the SE&CR and delivered in SE&CR crimson with gold lining (Same livery as TOPAZ in the NRM at York) the seating was reduced to 26 in January 1935 and was then remodelled at Preston Park Brighton to Second Class in January 1947 with seating for 36 and allocated the identity of No.96 Second Class. It was known to be in the Bournemouth Belle 1947 to 1959 and was withdrawn January 1961. Sold to BR and became Pullman Holiday Coach P48.located to Tipton St. Johns and eventually Scrapped c1968. The lamp is in excellent condition but has had the plug removed for safety reasons. We recommend that this is checked by a competent electrician before use

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Auction: November 2010 , Lot: 254
Sold for: £1,000
Pullman Brass Table Lamp Ex tc96. An Ornate Lamp