London 2012 Olympic torch lantern
· A London 2012 Olympic torch lantern
· One of 11 used to carry the Olympic flame from Olympia, Greece to the UK
In 2012, London became the first city to host the modern Olympic Games three times – having previously hosted in 1908 and 1948. The spectacular event featured more than 10,000 athletes from 204 nations, with new world records set in archery, swimming and weightlifting. It’s also remembered for the inventive opening ceremony overseen by director Danny Boyle and featuring iconic Britons like Queen Elizabeth II, Daniel Craig and Dizzee Rascal.
This brass 2012 Olympic torch lantern is one of 11 used to carry the Olympic flame from Greece to the UK aboard flight BA2012.
The design is a modified miner’s lamp, which enables the flame to be safely transported by aircraft. It's made by the Manchester-based Protector Lamp and Lighting Company, which has produced Olympic lanterns for the last 30 years.
It stands at 9.8 inches in height and comes with a branded flight case. There’s also a spare plaque engraved “2012 OLYMPIC TORCH RELAY”. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
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