A friend of mine is stripping and repainting an old Handlamp. It looks to be ex military. Can anyone translate the lettering as to manufacturer? The lamp was covered in a roughly applied and badly chipped thick madder red paint . After five applications of paint stripper I finally got it down to smooth bare metal. The underneath of the base was an olive drab colour ,which I thought was rather unusual. It was only when I applied a light spray coat of primer that things turned interesting. ‘C E & S 1955 JA2348 ‘ plus crows foot symbol appeared. So, this must have been of military origin. It seems of rather late manufacture, I would have thought , to be a) paraffin lit and b) to a pre-grouping design. Three aspect -traditional red and blue glass and a cut out for the clear.