You are looking at an interesting item from the early days of trains. This is the VINTAGE Lionel 58 gooseneck lamp post. This is the Cream version. It has the cloth wire underneath. Perfectly sized to go with Standard gauge OR O guage.
It is 7 1/2" tall. Lionel 58 on the underside of the base.
As you can see, it has paint rubs, scratches and some dirt, but it is still overall a nice unit, cleaner than most, unbroken and working.
CONDITION: Works.Clean! Some light paint rubs and scratches as pictured. The bulb appears to be original but shows light signs of handling. Wire is original cloth type wire. BOX is present and in decent shape with both end flaps. BOX has a few creases, some old tape, and one missing inner side flap. Pictures show it all.
A very interesting item for your collection or your conversation...Not something you see everyday. These came in many colors--make sure you have them all!