Signal lantern

Signal lantern
Title
Signal lantern
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)
Description 
Kerosene tin railroad lantern with copper top, wire cage surrounding molded glass shade, spreading wire cage enclosing round base and bail handle.
Credit Line 
Gift of DeWitt Lockman
Object Number 
1933.55
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"
Gallery Label 
The lantern was used on the New York, New Haven, and Hartford line.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group