This is an excellent Great Nothern Railroad Armspear "1925" model switchman's lantern. Without a doubt, this is the nicest, most original lantern of this model and brand to every cross our shelves. We see a lot of them that have been missing original pieces or have parts subbed in, but this one is WONDERFUL!!First, it has nice tinware---this lantern had a very easy life. " is clearly cast into the metal top, as is "ARMSPEAR MANF'G CO. It is one of the few lanterns we have seen with the correct, original Armspear brass burner and proper fount. The burner does turn as well. RY" and "1925 on the globe, without any cracks.
This is one of the few "1925" models of this lantern that actually has a patent date, which is on the bottom, and reads PATENTED FEB226. Most of this series has no patent date on the bottom, making this a truly rare lantern. Very nice condition in our opinion, and something any GN collector would be proud to have in his/her collection. The item "Great Northern Railroad Armspear 1925 Lantern with Cast Globe-100% Original" is in sale since Saturday, December 25, 2021.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Transportation\Railroadiana & Trains\Hardware\Lanterns & Lamps". The seller is "cyclehooptrain" and is located in Green Bay, Wisconsin.This item can be shipped to United States.