An antique railway semaphore signal. One of the earliest forms of railway signals, semaphores relay information about the upcoming tracks to engineers. This two-position, upper quadrant signal features a cast iron base, a weathered painted wooden arm, and both red and blue glass diffusers. The arm is painted red with a single white stripe on one side, and yellow on the other, with significant weathering. This semaphore is most likely British in origin.
Wear commensurate with age and outdoor use. Some surface rust to iron base and weathering to wooden arm.