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An FMS Railway Signal Lamp
The Federated Malay States (FMS) was a federation of four states on the Malay Peninsula, Selangor, Pahang, Perak and Negeri Sembilan. It was established by the British government in 1895. It lasted until 1946, when they together with the Straits Settlements and the Unfederated Malay States formed the Malayan Union. Two years later, the Union became the Federation of Malaya and finally Malaysia in 1963 with the inclusion of Sabah (then North Borneo), Sarawak and Singapore. In the beginning, all rail services were managed separately according to each Malayan state, but in 1901, the Perak State Railway and the Selangor Railways amalgamated to become the Federated Malay States Railway (FMSR).
However, the British colonials later decided to streamline all rail administration by implementing the Malayan Railway Ordinance in 1948. Thus, the Federated Malay States Railway became the Malayan Railway Administration which upon corporatisation, was re-named KTM Berhad.
This is an original kerosene (paraffin) powered signal lamp with its original burner, manufactured by Tyer & Co., London, England. It measures 34cm tall with a reflector 15cm in diameter.