Offered is a vintage piece of American Railroad History ; an Erie Railroad Lantern with a Clear Cast ERRCo Lantern Globe. The lantern frame is a Adlake 3 pc. Top Reliable, single wire guard, drop in pot style and is embossed on the shoulder of the lid ERIE RR. The lantern frame is in excellent condition; nice smooth metal, lots of original tin, stands straight, has no dents, bent, broken or missing parts.
The lantern has a threaded fount and Adlake 1909 patented burner (takes a 5/8 flat wick) which is in working order. The wick easily adjusts up and down as it should and it would hold fuel and burn if desired. The Lantern Globe is in excellent condition with no major chips, cracks, scratches or cloudiness. As with any globe that was used in actual railroad service there may be some chips on the top and bottom rims that dont show when the globe is seated in the lantern frame. The Erie first existed as the New York & Erie from 1841 to 1861.
It became the Erie Railway in 1861 and continued under that name until 1878 when the name again changed to New York Lake Erie & Western. In 1895 the name was again changed to the Erie Railroad. In 1960 the Erie RR merged with the Delaware Lackawanna & Western , forming the Erie Lackawanna Railroad.
In 1976 the Erie Lackawanna was absorbed into CONRAIL. In 1997 CONRAIL was split up between CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern , which continue to operate remaining lines. Be sure to view all photographs closely as they are part of the item description. The item "ERIE RAILROAD LANTERN Clear Cast ERRCo Lantern Globe" is in sale since Sunday, October 18, 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.