Would make a wonderful addition to your collection. Wonderful as a piece of bar or home decor or a nice addition to your'man cave. Originally designed for road construction crews as a hazard warning to drivers at night it was also used by railroad workers and electric utility crews.
This lantern is made in Syracuse, NY and likley dates from the early 1950's. The red frennel lenz globe is in immaculate condition and is marked Embury #40.Keep reading for some interesting history! Dietz Company of Syracuse, New York, acquired Embury and the. Continued to be modified before it was taken out of production in 1962.
Recent information suggests that it may have remained in production until 1971. Even though some Dietz lantern operations in Syracuse were moved to Hong Kong in 1956 the production of. S probably continued in New York until the latter year.Although it appears that the filler caps/spout and 855 globe were probably made in Hong Kong/China sometime after'56. Barrett (THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF RAILROAD LIGHTING, VOLUME I, THE RAILROAD LANTERN) writes, The Embury Manufacturing Company closed its doors on December 31, 1952.... Within a few months [Dietz] announced that all manufacturing would be consolidated at the Dietz plant in Syracuse, New York....
[Dietz] continued to operate [the plant] in Warsaw under the Embury name until the 1960s, when it was closed down. This has been confirmed this with former employees in Warsaw. This puzzle is similar to the fact that blue globes marked EMBURY NO. 40 are known to exist --- but the catalog clip on the Embury page shows no blue globes in the Embury line. Perhaps blue and amber globes marked for Embury were ordered by Dietz in Syracuse for the Embury factory in Warsaw after 1953.40 TRAFFIC GUARD RED LANTERN RED GLOBE RAILROAD Restored" is in sale since Sunday, March 31, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Transportation\Railroadiana & Trains\Hardware\Lanterns & Lamps". The seller is "michaelc1701" and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.