This rare piece of Railroad history is made by ARMSPEAR MANUFACTURING COMPANY for the LONG ISLAND RAILROAD. The lantern is marked ARMSPEAR MAN'FG CO. 25, 1891, last date FEB. The Corning clear glass globe is embossed L. Cnx N, NO CRACKS some small flea chips around the rims.
The burner is stamped HANDLAN ST. 1337795, fuel fount is stamped PATENT NO. 1959128 and PRR inside a Keystone on the bottom.
Both in good working order. Frame has some light pitting and some small dents on the hood. Main article: History of the Long Island Rail Road. Station, Bay Shore, Long Island, September 1879.Collodion silver glass wet plate negative. LIRR (Montauk & NY) RPO. Cover (TR27) for the railroad's 100th anniversary in April 1934. The Long Island Rail Road Company was chartered in 1834 to provide a daily service between New York and Boston via a ferry connection between its Greenport, New York. Terminal on Long Island's North Fork and Stonington, Connecticut. This service was superseded in 1849 by the land route through Connecticut that became part of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad. The LIRR refocused its attentions towards serving Long Island, in competition with other railroads on the island. In the 1870s, railroad president Conrad Poppenhusen. And his successor Austin Corbin.
Acquired all the railroads and consolidated them into the LIRR. The LIRR was unprofitable for much of its history.In 1900, the Pennsylvania Railroad. (PRR) bought a controlling interest as part of its plan for direct access to Manhattan.
Which began on September 8, 1910. The wealthy PRR subsidized the LIRR during the first half of the new century, allowing expansion and modernization. Electric operation began in 1905. After the Second World War.The railroad industry's downturn and dwindling profits caused the PRR to stop subsidizing the LIRR, and the LIRR went into receivership. The State of New York. Realizing how important the railroad was to Long Island's future, began to subsidize the railroad in the 1950s and 1960s.
The LIRR was placed under the control of a new Metropolitan Commuter Transit Authority. The MCTA was rebranded the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. In 1968 when it incorporated several other New York City-area transit agencies.
With MTA subsidies the LIRR modernized further, continuing to be the busiest commuter railroad in the United States. The LIRR is one of the few railroads that has survived as an intact company from its original charter to the present. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Transportation\Railroadiana & Trains\Hardware\Lanterns & Lamps". The seller is "railcarhobbies" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.