Never cleaned, polished, de-rusted, or "tampered-with". It came out of a Lean-to Shed attached to a Barn where it had hung probably for years exposed to the weather. It has quite a bit of surface rust, but no rust-through areas anywhere on the Lantern.
The main areas of Rust are on the Top of the Lantern and the bottom of the Pot.. There are no Dents or Frame issues.The large Letters in an oval Slug Plate Cast Cnx C. " 5-3/8" Globe is absolutely Perfect (there is a little rust stain along the base that will easily clean off). Like I said, it is "as found" and totally original. Some Lantern Expert smarter than me will know how to carefully remove the Pot from the Frame during the restoration process.
I'm sure, that after all of those years of being exposed, the Pot is probably attached pretty tight. This is a pretty rare Lantern that surely can be restored by some competent collector who knows what they are doing. I'm not going to try it... I'll let the new owner do that. It will be extremely well-packed and INSURED.
If you need any other pictures or have any Questions, contact me and I'll Provide anything that I can. The perfect condition Globe was hard to photograph... Sorry for the glare and poor-quality pictures. Thanks for looking at my Lantern. Someone surely can turn this in to a real top-quality example.And Ill try to answer any Inquiries. >>>>>>CHECK OUT THE OTHER INTERESTING ITEMS THAT I HAVE UP FOR SALE... IF YOU WIN MORE THAN ONE LISTING.
JUST RECENTLY ADDED NEW RATES AGAIN. IF YOU WIN MULTIPLE LISTINGS, PLEASE DONT PAY UNTIL YOU RECEIVE MY INVOICE. WORLDWIDE EVERYWHERE Except BRAZIL & ITALY. The item "Antique C&O RY Lantern.RARE" is in sale since Saturday, September 26, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Transportation\Railroadiana & Trains\Hardware\Lanterns & Lamps". The seller is "wvpicker" and is located in Vienna, West Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.