Offered is a unique piece of railroad history; a Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad Lantern with a Clear Cast 1902 Patented Lantern Globe. The frame is an Adams & Westlake The Adams, double wire guard, drop in fount style and is embossed on the shoulder LS&MSRy.The lantern frame is in excellent condition; almost 100% original tinning, stands straight, no extra holes drilled, major dents, bent, broken or missing parts. The frame has a last patent date of 1909. It comes with a correct A&W threaded fount and Adlake 1909 threaded burner. The fount and burner are fully functional, would hold fuel and burn if desired, and the wick easily moves up and down. The Clear Cast Lantern Globe is in excellent condition and free of damage such as chips, cracks, scratches or cloudiness.
It is boldly cast LS&MSRy in a rectangular panel and has the 1902 patent date information cast below the top rim. Its a perfect match to the frame. As with any globe that was used in actual railroad service, there may be some minor roughness on the top and bottom rims that will not show when the globe is seated in the frame. The Lake Shore & Michigan Southern existed from 1869 until 1914 as a subsidiary of the New York Central & Hudson River. It was fully absorbed into the New York Central in 1914 and remained as such until 1968 when it became part of Penn Central.Penn Central became part of CONRAIL in 1976, which lasted until 1999. CONRAIL was split up between CSX and Norfolk Southern in 1999 which continue to operate many portions today. Be sure to view all photographs closely as they are part of the item description.
The item "LAKE SHORE & MICHIGAN SOUTHERN RAILROAD LANTERN Clear Cast Lantern Globe" is in sale since Sunday, March 1, 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.