In my 50+ years of collecting Very Early Railroad and Fixed Globe Type lanterns I have only seen two of these beautiful lanterns.. This lantern could have been a Railroad or Marine Lantern or just a general purpose one.. Many collectors when they see this lantern think that the top is homemade replacement.. I assure you this is not the case..
The (what I call) Cheese Grater Top is original to this lantern.. The only defect in this Very Large (stands 15 inches tall) lantern is a very shallow insignificant dent in the Grater Top which is shown in a photo.. The lantern weighs a hefty 3&1/2 pounds.. Also I dont believe the oil pot and whale Oil burner are original to the lantern but are vintage Replacements.. The Globe and Plaster are original and are in mint condition..I welcome and encourage questions.. The item "Antique Brass Fixed Globe Railroad Type Lantern Original Cheese Grater Top Rare" is in sale since Thursday, January 23, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Transportation\Railroadiana & Trains\Hardware\Lanterns & Lamps". The seller is "fixedglobe" and is located in Wake Forest, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.