Offered is a unique piece of railroad history; a Central Vermont Railway tall globe railroad lantern with a Clear Lantern Globe. The frame is an Adams & Westlake 1 piece top Reliable, single wire guard, drop in fount style and is embossed on the shoulder CVRy. The lantern frame is in excellent condition; clean metal, retains most of its original tinning, stands straight, no extra holes drilled, dents, bent, broken or missing parts. The frame has a last patent date of 1913. It comes with a correct brass Adlake threaded fount and burner.The fount and burner are fully functional and would hold fuel and burn if desired, wick easily moves up and down. The Clear Extended Base Lantern Globe is in excellent condition and free of damage such as chips, cracks, scratches or cloudiness. There are swirls in the glass from the manufacturing process. As with any lantern 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 Central Vermont Railway began in 1848 as the New England Central , becoming the Central Vermont in 1873.
It runs north/south through New England linking Montreal , Quebec with Southern Connecticut at New London via St. Middlesex , Windsor , and Northfield, MA. The Central Vermont was controlled for many years by the Canadian National Railway through one of its subsidiaries, the Grand Trunk Railway. Most of the former CV rail lines remain in use today as the New England Central Railroad , a Genesee & Wyoming short line.
Be sure to view all photographs closely as they are part of the item description. The item "CENTRAL VERMONT RAILWAY LANTERN Clear Lantern Globe" is in sale since Saturday, June 27, 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.