Signal lantern

Object Number: 
1933.55
Date: 
1883-1900
Medium: 
Tin, glass copper, cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 x 8 1/4 x 7 1/8 in. ( 25.4 x 21 x 18.1 cm ) Overall (with handle up): 14 in. (35.6 cm)
Marks: 
stamped: on top in relief: "R.R. Signal Lamp & Lantern Co./ NEW YORK" stamped: on side: "Patented APR 24' 83" stamped: in relief: "N.Y.N.H. & H.R.R" molded: in glass: "NYNH & HRR"
Description: 
Kerosene tin railroad lantern with copper top, wire cage surrounding molded glass shade, spreading wire cage enclosing round base and bail handle.
Gallery Label: 
The lantern was used on the New York, New Haven, and Hartford line.
Credit Line: 
Gift of DeWitt Lockman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group