1889 MISSOURI PACIFIC RAILROAD LANTERN Clear Cast MP EB Globe
Offered is a vintage piece of American Railroad History ; a Missouri Pacific Railroad Lantern, embossed on the shoulder of the lid MPRR. The frame is a hard to find MM Buck single wire guard, flat vertical The Buck model with a twist off MM Buck fully embossed fount. The lantern frame has a last patent date of 1889 and has an Inventory or Control Number incised on the lid B6342. Missouri Pacific frames marked MPRR are earlier and much tougher to find than those marked MO PAC. The lantern frame is in excellent condition; overall smooth metal, has all of the correct parts, no extra holes drilled, bent, broken or missing parts. The frame appears to have had a clear coat applied to protect it. It has the correct MM Buck fully embossed fount and brass threaded burner. The fount appears to be solid with no visible holes and in working order, however its not tested. The burner is in working order and the wick moves up and down as it should when the adjuster is turned.
The Clear Cast Extended Base Lantern Globe is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, scratches or cloudiness and is cast MP , in a rectangular panel, a correct match to the frame. There may be the usual no show minor chips on the rims from years of use on the railroad but these will not show when the globe is seated in the lantern frame.
The Missouri Pacific was originally part of the Atlantic & Pacific prior to 1876. It existed from 1876 until 1997 when it became part of the Union Pacific which continues to operate many portions of the MP today.
Be sure to view all photographs closely as they are part of the item description. The item "1889 MISSOURI PACIFIC RAILROAD LANTERN Clear Cast MP EB Globe" is in sale since Sunday, September 20, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Transportation\Railroadiana & Trains\Hardware\Lanterns & Lamps". The seller is "rrcollectionconnection" and is located in Acton, California. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Featured Refinements: Lantern Globe
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Brand: MM Buck