Offered is a vintage piece of Eastern American Railroad History ; a Pennsylvania Railroad Lantern with a Clear Cast PRR Lantern Globe. The frame is a Keystone Lantern Company The Casey, single wire guard, twist-off fount style, with the unique large wick adjuster knob on the bottom. It is nicely embossed on the shoulder of the lid in large letters PRR. The lantern frame is in excellent condition; clean smooth metal, stands straight, no extra holes drilled, major dents, bent, broken or missing parts. The frame has a last patent date of 1903 and there are 2 factory made vent holes in the top of the dome.
It comes with the correct style twist-off geared fount and geared K-C burner. The fount is in excellent condition and should hold fuel and burn if desired, but is untested. The burner takes a 7/8 flat wick which easily moves the wick when the adjuster knob is turned. The Clear Cast Lantern Globe is in excellent condition and free of damage such as chips, cracks, scratches or cloudiness. The Lantern Globe is cast PRR in an oval panel, a perfect match to the frame.It also is cast with the CNX Corning Glass Co. As with any globe that was used in actual railroad service, there may be some minor roughness on the top and bottom rims that will not show when the globe is seated in the frame. The Pennsylvania Railroad was a United States Class I Railroad that operated in the eastern United States from 1847 until 1968. In 1968 the Pennsylvania merged with the New York Central to form Penn Central. Penn Central became part of CONRAIL in 1976, which lasted until 1999. CONRAIL was split up between CSX and Norfolk Southern in 1999 which continue to operate many portions today. Be sure to view all photographs closely as they are part of the item description. The item "PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD LANTERN Clear Cast PRR Lantern Globe" is in sale since Sunday, October 11, 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.