It is strongly embossed NYCS on the rim, representing New York Central System, and has the words Dietz Vesta, New York, USA on the top of the dome. There are also a variety of patent dates on the top rim of the lantern which range from May 4,'20 to the last one being from 6-'44 (June 1944). The lantern is clean and is shelf ready for display, having an original, untouched patina. The lantern sits flat and stands straight without any damage to the cage and has no loose wires. Both the lid latch and globe retainer are intact and are both in fine operating condition.
Both the fuel pot and burner are in good working condition and can be easily removed. Note that the slight bump in the handle is original and Dietz Vesta's were manufactured in this fashion so the lantern could have a better grip when used by railroad employees. The best part here is the lantern comes with a very rare. It is beautifully embossed "New York Central" in seriffed letters. With a nice strike on the prominently embossed letters.It is a very nice deep orange color. And has no cracks, but does have a small 3/4" x 1/4" area on the top rim which has flaked away and a 1/4" x 1/8" piece within this area that is no longer present. However, this cannot be seen when resting in the lantern frame and is considered no show chip.
The bottom rim has no issues and the globe also has. (a CNX logo) cast into the back side of the globe. The lantern measures approximately 10 in height excluding the handle, 15 in height from the top of the handle to the base, and the base measures 6 in diameter. This is a rare and old item from this line.The New York Central RR was in existence from 1914 to 1968 and served the NY, NJ, PA, OH, MI, IN, IL, MO, and ON towns and cities of. New York, Yonkers, Tarrytown, Croton, Peekskill, Fishkill, Poughkeepsie, Rhinecliff, Catskill Station, Hudson, White Plains, Chatham, Tappan, Orangeburg, Blauvelt, West Nyack, Valley Cottage, Congers, West Haverstraw, Tomkins Cove, Jones Point, Iona Island, Fort Montgomery, Highland Falls, West Point, Cornwall, Newburgh, Roseton, Marlboro, Milton, Highland, West Park, Esopus, Kingston, Mount Marion, Saugerties, Catskill, West Athens, Coxsackie, Coeymans, Selkirk, Albany, Troy, South Bethlehem, Feura Bush, Voorheesville, Guilderland Center, Fullers, Schenectady, Rotterdam, Pattersonville, Amsterdam, Fort Hunter, Auriesville, Fultonville, Downing, Sprackers, Canajoharie, Fort Plain, St. Johnsville, Mindenville, Indian Castle, Fonda, Little Falls, Herkimer, Newport, Poland, Carthage, Remsen, Fulton Chain, Tupper Lake, Saranac Lake, Loon Lake, Malone, Rome, Oneida, Little Falls, Mohawk, Illion, Frankfort, Harbor, East Utica, Utica, Clark Mills, Hecla, Vernon, Oneida Castle, Wampsville, Canastota, Canaseraga, Chittenango, Kirkville, Manlius Centre, Dewitt, Syracuse, De Soto, Fayetteville, Manlius, Cazenovia, Rippleton, Erieville, Lebanon, Earlville, Amboy, Warners, Memphis Jordan, Weedsport. Auburn, Seneca Falls, Waterloo, Geneva, Canandaigua, Port Byron, Montezuma, Savannah, Clyde, Lyons, Newark, Port Gibson, Palmyra, Macedon, Fairport, Rochester, Pittsford, Edgewood, Red Creek, Genesee Junction, Maplewood, Chili, Churchville, Bergen, Byron, Elba, Oakfield, Alabama, Brockport, Medina, Lockport, Attica, Batavia, Akron, Clarence, Cheektowaga, Depew, Tonawanda, Lewiston, Niagara Falls. Buffalo, Lackawanna, Blasdell, Hamburg, Angola, Irving, Silver Creek, Dunkirk, Brocton, Westfield, and Ripley in New York. Weehawken, New Durham, Little Ferry, Ridgefield Park, Hackensack, Teaneck, West Englewood, Bergenfield, Schlaalenburgh, and Harrington Park in New Jersey.
North East, Harbor Creek, Wesleyville, Erie, Swanville, Girard, Jamestown, Stoneboro, Franklin, and Oil City in Pennsylvania, Youngstown, Sharon, Conneaut, Kingsville, Ashtabula, Geneva, Painesville, Mentor, Willoughby, Cleveland, Berea, Shawville, Elyria, Vermillion, Sandusky, Port Clinton, Norwalk, Monroeville, Bellevue, Clyde, Fremont, Graytown, Holland, Bryan, Toledo, Lime City, Dowling, Dunbridge, Sugar Ridge, Bowling Green, Portage, Mermill, Cygner, Van Buren, Mortimer, Findlay, Beagle, Arlington, Williamstown, Dunkirk, Blanchard, Kenton, Ridgeway, West Mansfield, Lunda, Raymonds, Peoria, Marysville, Dipple, Arnold, Kile, Amlin, Renner, Highway, West Columbus, Columbus, South Columbus, Brice, Pickerington, Baltimore, Thurston, Pleasantville, Rushville, Bremen, Junction City, New Lexington, Moxahala, Rendville, Corning Palos, St. Marys, Moulton, Wapakoneta, Slater, Gutman, Santa Fe, Lake View, Russells Point, Lewistown, McMorran, Bellefontaine, Zanesfield, East Liberty, Whitmore, Moline, Stony Ridge, Luckey, Pemberville, Woodside, Prairie Depot, Hatton, Norris, Fostoria, New Reigel, Berwick, McCutchenville, Sycamore, Deunquat, Lemert, Spore, Bucyrus, New Winchester, Martel, Climax, Edison, Mt. Gilead, Fulton, Marengo, Peerless, Rich Hill, Centerburg, Croton, Johnstown, Alexandria, Clemons, Granville, Central City, Hebron, Lakeside Park, Millersport, Zanesville, Muskingum, Buckeye, Stoverton, and Cannelville in Ohio, Detroit, Monroe, Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor, Jackson, Albion, Marshall, Three Rivers, Lansing, Owosso, Lapeer, Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, Allegan, Lawton, Niles, New Buffalo, Saginaw, Bay City, Hastings, Grand Rapids, Alger, Grayling, Gaylord, Cheboygan, and Mackinaw City in Michigan, Butler, Kendallville, Goshen, Waterloo, Fort Wayne, Elkhart, South Bend, Michigan City, La Porte, Chesterton, Porter, Gary, and Indiana Harbor in Indiana, Joliet and Chicago in Illinois, St. Louis in Missouri, and Welland, Waterford, London, St. Thomas, Oil City, Petrolia, Fargo, Comber, Essex, and Saint Clair in Ontario, Canada.Many other small towns and villages in between. It had connections with the B&O, DL&W, Erie, PRR, NYC&STL, NYO&W, Rutland, Boston & Albany, Delaware & Hudson, Lehigh Valley, BR&P, Michigan Central, and Grand Trunk railroads among other regional roads and shortlines. The item "NEW YORK CENTRAL AMBER CAST RAILROAD LANTERN DETROIT CHICAGO BUFFALO NYC RR PRR" is in sale since Monday, February 8, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Transportation\Railroadiana & Trains\Hardware\Lanterns & Lamps". The seller is "caboose-30" and is located in USA. This item can be shipped to United States.