RARE - ADLAKE GN GREAT NORTHERN NO. 4 4 WAY SWITCH LAMP / SIGNAL LANTERN - GLASS LENSES. VERY GOOD CONDITION (See Photo's)! CABOOSE OBSERVATION/CAMPAIGN RAILROAD CAR LANTERN OIL POT w/WICK.
EMBOSSED ON TOP LID - "The ADLAKE Non-Sweating Lamp Chicago"! One Adlake Chicago Caboose/Observation Car/Campaign Car railroad lantern for Railroad Observation Cars, used for whistle stop tours and caboose markers (WHICH THIS IS A PARTICULAR LANTERN IS A SWITCH LANTERN - SIMILIAR TO THE MARKERS) - in the early days of the railroad industry and are a very important part in American political history and with some of some of the first railroad cars to be electrified. The basic form of these lanterns would generally have been kerosene first and later modified for the whistle stop tours.
Eisenhower was still using Railroad Observations in his campaign in the 50's. There are two - five inch amber glass lenses and two five inch red glass lens in the lamp. The lamp on the top says The. 4 is on the side of the lid - as shown in the photo's!
The lantern and lenses are in excellent condition (except for 1 RED one that has a crack) - as shown in the photo's! I have included a picture of a typical railroad whistle stop campaign car with similar lamps. Please do not hesitate to request more photos and/or. Information about this very special lantern. I included in this description of a whistle stop car was found in an online photo search.Check out the photo's! Photos for condition and quality. My Other Items For Sale. I WONT CHANGE DECLARED VALUE ON CUSTOM FORMS AND INTERNATIONAL BUYERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR.