Offered is a vintage piece of American Interurban Railroad History ; a Terra Haute Indianapolis & Eastern Traction Co. Railroad Lantern with a Clear Lantern Globe.The frame is an Adlake 1 pc. Top, single wire guard Reliable and is embossed on the shoulder of the lid THI&ETCO.
It has a last patent date of 1912 and shows its age of 108 years. The lantern frame is in very good condition; was cleaned leaving an overall worn and pitted surface but stands straight, has no major dents, bent, broken or missing parts (see photos).It comes with a correct Adlake threaded fount and brass burner (takes a 7/8 flat wick). The fount doesnt appear to have any holes but is untested.
The burner has a wick which easily adjusts up and down when the adjuster is turned. The Clear Extended Base Lantern Globe is an early example and has "+10" cast below the top rim.The lantern globe is in good condition; free of scratches, cloudiness and cracks. There are some small flakes or chips on the outside of the globe, probably a manufacturing flaw where there may have been some air pockets when the globe was cast. There may be some small rim nicks from use on the railroad which will not show when the globe is seated in the lantern frame. The Terre Haute, Indianapolis and Eastern Traction Company , or THI&E , was the second largest.
At the 1920s height of the interurban era. This system included over 400 miles of track, with lines radiating from. To the east, northwest, west and southwest as well as streetcar lines in several major cities. The THI&E was formed in 1907 by the.
As a combination of several predecessor interurban and street car companies and was operated independently until incorporation into the. The THI&E served a wide range of territory, including farmlands in central Indiana, the mining region around. Eventually it slowly succumbed, like all of the other central Indiana interurban lines, to competition from. Be sure to view all photographs closely as they are part of the item description.
The item "TERRA HAUTE INDIANAPOLIS & EASTERN TRACTION Co. RAILROAD LANTERN Clear Globe" is in sale since Sunday, September 13, 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.