Whispering Smith_1948 Western

Picture is from a 1948 Western titled, "Whispering Smith". Resting on the caboose shelve behind Robert Preston are three lighted oil lanterns.

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AT&SF Caboose Marker Oil Lantern AT&SF Caboose Marker Oil Lantern

AT&SF Caboose Marker Oil Lantern

Lantern: 34     New Listing     Price: $425.00

For sale is this superb Atchison-Topeka & Santa Fe Railway caboose marker oil lantern. Manufactured by "Adams & Westlake", the lantern has been fully refurbished with original parts. The lantern is in excellent condition. Easy to maintain, the oil font removes easily by applying pressure to the release tab. Lantern is ready for immediate use - just add oil!

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Alton Oil Lantern Alton Oil Lantern

Alton

Lantern: 1     Price: $119.00

This Kero™ lantern most likely dates from the early 1930's. A sad looking mass of steel before restoration, I gave myself two choices. 1. I could try and strip away the paint or 2.Paint over. Not sure if stripping the lantern would produce the desired results, I decided to paint over. After all, some people prefer colors. The lantern has been de-rusted and oiled where needed. I have applied two primer undercoats of high heat resistant paint and sealed with a coat of Rustoleum™ gloss red. The steel burner has been cleaned and a new 1/2" wick installed. The wick adjuster works great. ALTON is embossed in raised letters on the cap and stenciled in white on the globe. The glass globe also, has the Corning™ emblem. This lantern has a push-bow style unlock to open the lid cap. Once the lid is locked the globe is very secure. A very nice lantern with a lot of history. Lantern is ready for immediate use - just add oil!

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Baltimore & Ohio Oil Lantern Baltimore & Ohio Oil Lantern

Baltimore & Ohio

Lantern: 2     New Listing     Price: $225.00

Like new! For sale is this handsome Baltimore & Ohio oil lantern. B&O R.R. is embossed in raised letters on the top cap of the chimney. Manufactured by "Dressel", the lantern has been de-rusted and cleaned, including the chimney heat deflectors. It has been oiled where needed. The brass burner has been cleaned and a new 5/8" wick installed. The wick adjuster works just fine. As shown in the pictures, buyer has a choice of choosing the white or red globe. Both globes have B&O RR embossed on them. This lantern has a push-bow style unlock to open the lid cap. Once the lid is locked the globe is very secure. Lantern is ready for immediate use - just add oil!

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Baltimore & Ohio Oil Lantern Baltimore & Ohio Oil Lantern

Baltimore & Ohio

Lantern: 3     Price: $119.00

A great looking lantern for sale is this Baltimore & Ohio. Manufactured by "Adams & Westlake", the lantern has been de-rusted and cleaned, including the chimney heat deflectors. It has been oiled where needed. B&O R.R. is embossed in raised letters on the top cap of the chimney. The steel burner has been cleaned and a new 5/8" wick installed. The wick adjuster works great. red. The red globe complement's the overall appearance of the lantern. This lantern has a push-bow style unlock to open the lid cap. Once the lid is locked the globe is very secure. While available and for an extra $20.00, the red globe can be replaced (see pic below), with a green globe. No batteries needed! A handy lantern to have when the lights go out. Lantern is ready for immediate use - just add oil!

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Chicago Great Western Oil Lantern Chicago Great Western Oil Lantern

Chicago Great Western

SOLD     Price: $119.00

In poor shape before restoration, is this Chicago Great Western lantern. Manufactured by Adams & Westlake CGW RR is embossed in raised letters on the cap of the chimney. The lantern has been de-rusted and oiled where needed. Trying to stay true of the CGW's "Streamline" color's, I have applied two primer undercoats of flat red high heat resistant paint. I finished the cap off with a coat of Rustoleum™ maroon gloss. The cage with a coat of Rustoleum™ gloss red. The red globe complement's the overall appearance of the lantern. The steel burner has been cleaned and will shed a lot of light with a new 1 inch wick installed. The wick adjuster works great. This lantern has a push-bow style unlock to open the lid cap. Once the lid is locked the globe is very secure. Lantern is ready for immediate use - just add oil!

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Chesapeake & Ohio Oil Lantern Chesapeake & Ohio Oil Lantern

Chesapeake & Ohio

Lantern: 5     Price: $119.00

Left to rust from neglect, this C&O lantern, required a lot of elbow work. Once restored, the end results justified the tedious cleaning. C&O is embossed in raised letters on the cap of the chimney. Lantern has been de-rusted and cleaned, including the chimney heat deflectors. It has been oiled where needed and polished. The steel burner has been cleaned and a new 5/8" wick installed. The wick adjuster works great. The beveled red globe complement's the overall appearance of the lantern. This lantern has a pull tab style unlock to open the lid cap. Once the lid is locked the globe is very secure. Lantern is ready for immediate use - just add oil!

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Chicago-St.Paul-Milwaukee & Omaha Oil Lantern Chicago-St.Paul-Milwaukee & Omaha Oil Lantern

Chicago-St.Paul-Milwaukee & Omaha

Lantern: 6     Price: $129.00

Not to be forgotten and offering for sale, is this attractive Adlake Kero™, Chicago-St.Paul-Milwaukee & Omaha lantern. Chartered in 1880, controlled by the C&NW and eventually added to the UP family of fallen flags. The initials CMSTP&O RY are embossed in raised letters on the cap of the chimney. Lantern has been de-rusted and cleaned, including the chimney heat deflectors. It has been oiled where needed and polished. The lantern has a brass burner and a new 5/8" wick installed. The wick adjuster works great. This lantern has a push-bow style unlock to open the lid cap. Once the lid is locked the globe is very secure. Lantern is ready for immediate use - just add oil!

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Canadian National Oil Lantern Canadian National Oil Lantern

Canadian National

Lantern: 7     Price: $119.00

Another sharp lantern for sale is this Kero™ CNR. The previous owner had painted the lanterns cage a "canary yellow" (see before link below). As any lantern owner knows or experienced, it is a very tedious chore to strip the paint off a lanterns cage. The results are not always satisfactory. For this lanterns renovation, I decided to stick with paint. The lanterns cage and chimney have been painted with two coats of Rustoleum™ enamel paint. The color scheme resembles CNR's flagship colors of (red & black), the glass clear globe representing the color "white". CNR is not only embossed in raised letters on the lid of the chimney but is also stenciled "CNR" on the glass globe. The lantern has been de-rusted and cleaned, including the chimney heat deflectors. It has been oiled where needed. The steel burner has been cleaned and a new 5/8" wick installed. The wick adjuster works great. This lantern has a pull tab style unlock to open the lid cap. Once the lid is locked the globe is very secure. Lantern is ready for immediate use - just add oil!

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Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Oil Lantern Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Oil Lantern

Chicago Rock Island & Pacific

Lantern: 8     Price: $139.00

Another great looking lantern for sale is this fully restored Rock Island. This Adlake Kero™ has the Rock Island Flag embossed on the cap of the chimney. Lantern has been de-rusted and cleaned, including the chimney heat deflectors. It has been oiled where needed and polished. The steel burner has been cleaned and a new 7/8" wick installed. The wick adjuster works great. The red globe complement's the overall appearance of the lantern. This lantern has a pull tab style unlock to open the lid cap. Once the lid is locked the globe is very secure. Lantern is ready for immediate use - just add oil!

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Chicago Transit Authority Oil Lantern Chicago Transit Authority Oil Lantern

Chicago Transit Authority

Lantern: 9     Price: $129.00

A brother to the lantern below, this Adlake Kero™ Chicago Transit Authority ("CTA"), oil lantern is in great shape. "CTA" is embossed in raised letters on the lid of the chimney. Lantern has been de-rusted and cleaned, including the chimney heat deflectors. It has been oiled where needed and polished. The steel burner has been cleaned and a new 5/8" wick installed. The wick adjuster works great. This lantern has a pull tab style unlock to open the lid cap. Once the lid is locked the globe is very secure. This lantern + CRT lantern below = nice set. Lantern is ready for immediate use - just add oil!

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Chicago Rapid Transit Oil Lantern Chicago Rapid Transit Oil Lantern

Chicago Rapid Transit

Lantern: 10     Price: $119.00

A brother to the lantern above is this Adlake Kero™, Chicago Rapid Transit (the "L"), oil lantern. "CRT CO" is embossed in raised letters on the lid of the chimney. Lantern has been de-rusted and cleaned, including the chimney heat deflectors. It has been oiled where needed. The red globe complement's the overall appearance of the lantern. I have applied a primer undercoat of black high heat resistant paint (see pics) and finished it off with a coat of gloss black Rustoleum™. The steel burner has been cleaned and a new 5/8" wick installed. The wick adjuster works great. This lantern has a pull tab style unlock to open the lid cap. Once the lid is locked the globe is very secure. This lantern + CTA lantern above = nice set. Lantern is ready for immediate use - just add oil!

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Cincinnati-New Orleans & Texas Pacific Oil Lantern Cincinnati-New Orleans & Texas Pacific Oil Lantern

Cincinnati-New Orleans & Texas Pacific Railway

SOLD     Price: $235.00

A very popular railroad among collectors and offering for sale, is a CNO&TP oil lantern. Manufactured by "Adams & Westlake", this Reliable™ type lantern has been fully restored. The lantern has been de-rusted and cleaned, including the chimney heat deflectors. It has been polished and oiled where needed. The brass burner has been cleaned and a new 5/8" wick installed. The wick adjuster works great. This lantern has a push-bow style unlock to open the lid cap. Once the lid is locked the globe is very secure. The lantern's cap is stamped "CNO&TP RY". Sporting a tall red globe, which is in excellent condition, I do not believe this is the original globe for this lantern. Myself, I prefer the Reliable type lanterns over most other lanterns. The Reliable's have a thicker steel frame, the extra weight making the lantern more sturdy. Lantern is ready for immediate use - just add oil! Collectors who prefer a different globe color, I do have a blue globe (while available) to swap in place of the red globe, (see pics below).

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Cincinnati-New Orleans & Texas Pacific Oil Lantern Cincinnati-New Orleans & Texas Pacific Oil Lantern

Cincinnati-New Orleans & Texas Pacific Railway

Lantern: 12     Price: $165.00

It is rare that I come across any CNO&TP items, let alone to be able to offer yet another CNO&TP lantern for sale. Manufactured by "Adlake", the lantern's cap is stamped "CNO&TP RY". Lighter in weight than the "Reliable" type lantern above, this Kero™ lantern has some wear but is still in great shape. The lantern has been de-rusted and cleaned, including the chimney heat deflectors. It has been polished and oiled where needed. The steel burner has been cleaned and a new 5/8" wick installed. The wick adjuster works great. This lantern has a push-bow style unlock to open the lid cap. Once the lid is locked the globe is very secure. The Corning™ red globe, which has Adlake Kero™ embossed on it, complement's the overall appearance of the lantern. Lantern is ready for immediate use - just add oil!

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Delaware & Hudson Oil Lantern Delaware & Hudson Oil Lantern

Delaware & Hudson

Lantern: 13     Price: $129.00

Offering for sale is this Adlake Kero™ Delaware & Hudson lantern. Chartered in 1823 but eventually absorbed by the CP, this D&H lantern has been de-rusted and cleaned, including the chimney heat deflectors. It has been oiled where needed and polished. The steel burner has been cleaned and a new 5/8" wick installed. The wick adjuster works great. D&H RR is embossed in small raised leters on the lid of the chimney. The red globe complement's the overall apperance of the lantern. This lantern has a push-bow style unlock to open the lid cap. Once the lid is locked the globe is very secure. With proper care this lantern will last another 50 years. Lantern is ready for immediate use - just add oil!

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Denver & Rio Grande Western Oil Lantern Denver & Rio Grande Western Oil Lantern

Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad

SOLD     Price: $215.00

Offering for the first time is a Denver & Rio Grande Western oil lantern. Manufactured by ™Dressel, the lantern has been de-rusted and cleaned, including the chimney heat deflectors. It has been polished and oiled where needed. The steel burner has been cleaned and a new 5/8" wick installed. The wick adjuster works great. The lantern's cap is stamped "D&RGW RR". This lantern has a push-bow style unlock to open the lid cap. Once the lid is locked the globe is very secure. The red globe is unmarked and although the globe does have some wear on the inside, it is still in good condition. The lantern is in excellent condition and with the proper care should last another century. Collectors who prefer a clear globe (while available), I will swap out the red for the clear unmarked globe, (see clear pic below). Lantern is ready for immediate use - just add oil!

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Dietz Oil Lantern Dietz Oil Lantern

Dietz Bell Bottom Oil Lantern Cage

Lantern: 15     (2 available)    Price: $75.00

Manufactured by Dietz, this lantern is in tip top condition. Painted black by the previous owner, I decided to give the lantern a fresh coat of Rustoleum™ (high density heat), gloss black. The cage seems to have seen little if any service. With little to almost no rust, the burner and oil font can are in great shape. The oil font can is a breeze to access and takes seconds to refill, it has two tabs, that when squeezed, the can pulls right out the bottom. This is the perfect unmarked lantern cage for the person that has a stenciled tall glass globe laying around.

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Erie Oil Lantern Erie Oil Lantern

Erie

Lantern: 16     Price: $129.00

This lantern is almost ninety years old and looks great. The Adlake Reliable™ 250 lantern which this is, was manufactured from 1912-1925. Erie R.R is embossed in raised letters on the top of the chimney. The globe also, has the Corning™ emblem and Erie R.R is stenciled in white on the glass globe. Lantern has been de-rusted and cleaned, including the chimney heat deflectors. It has been oiled where needed and polished. The steel burner has been cleaned and a new 5/8" wick installed. The wick adjuster works great. This lantern has a push-bow style unlock to open the lid cap. Once the lid is locked the globe is very secure. Lantern is ready for immediate use - just add oil!

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Erie Oil Lantern Erie Oil Lantern

Erie

Lantern: 17     Price: $129.00

Another Erie lantern for sale is this Armspear™ brand lantern. The cap is stamped with the Erie diamond logo and stenciled in white on the glass globe. The original glass globe has the Corning™ emblem and Adlake Kero™ stamp marks. Lantern has been de-rusted and cleaned, including the chimney heat deflectors. It has been oiled where needed and polished. The steel burner has been cleaned and a new 1/2" wick installed. The wick adjuster works great. This lantern has a push-bow style unlock to open the lid cap. Once the lid is locked the globe is very secure. Lantern is ready for immediate use - just add oil!

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Gulf-Mobile & Ohio Oil Lantern Gulf-Mobile & Ohio Oil Lantern

Gulf-Mobile & Ohio

Lantern: 18     Price: $119.00

For sale is a very attractive Gulf-Mobile & Ohio oil lantern. Although the lantern is an original, the glass globe is not. If the blue globe was an original, it would be very expensive because of the rarity. The dark colbalt blue globe complement's the overall appearance of the lantern. GMO RR is embossed in raised letters on the hood of the lid. Lantern has been de-rusted and cleaned, including the chimney heat deflectors. It has been oiled where needed and polished. The steel burner has been cleaned and a new 5/8" wick installed. The wick adjuster works great. This lantern has a pull tab style unlock to open the lid cap. Once the lid is locked the globe is very secure. Lantern is ready for immediate use - just add oil!

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Grand Trunk Western Oil Lantern Grand Trunk Western Oil Lantern

Grand Trunk Western

Lantern: 19     Price: $100.00

Fully restored and sporting a red globe, this GTW Adlake 250 Kero™ lantern is now in great shape. The red globe is an original, have "Adlake Kero" embossed on the glass. GTW is clearly embossed in small raised letters on the cap of the chimney. Lantern has been de-rusted and cleaned, including the chimney heat deflectors. It has been oiled where needed. I have applied a primer undercoat of black high heat resistant paint (see pics) and finished it off with a coat of gloss black Rustoleum™. Lantern has a new font can and steel burner. I have installed a new 5/8" wick. This lantern has a push-bow style unlock, to open the lid cap. Once the lid is locked the globe is very secure. Lantern is ready for immediate use - just add oil!

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Grand Trunk Western Oil Lantern Grand Trunk Western Oil Lantern

Grand Trunk Western

Lantern: 20     Price: $129.00

For those who prefer a clear globe, this GTW Adlake Kero™ lantern has many years left of lighting your path. G.T.W. is clearly embossed in small raised letters on the cap of the chimney. Lantern has been de-rusted and cleaned, including the chimney heat deflectors. It has been oiled where needed and polished. The steel burner has been cleaned and a new 1/2" wick installed. This lantern has a push-bow style unlock, to open the lid cap. Once the lid is locked the globe is very secure. Lantern is ready for immediate use - just add oil!

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Louisville & Nashville Oil Lantern Louisville & Nashville Oil Lantern

Louisville & Nashville

SOLD     Price: $129.00

Before it's restoration, this Louisville & Nashville lantern would not have received a second look from any passerby. In poor shape because of neglect, the handle brackets were so rusty, I could not get the handle to collapse to one side. A previous owner did not understand the correct way to close the chimney cap, so they caulked the outer rim of the lantern's font dock which, took me 40 minutes just to scrape and remove. I guess, the caulk job was to raise the glass globe a 1/4" which, wasn't necessary. Fully restored, this Armspear™ lantern has been de-rusted and cleaned, including the chimney heat deflectors. It has been polished and oiled where needed. The steel burner has been cleaned and a new 5/8" wick installed. The wick adjuster works great. The lantern's cap is stamped "L&N RR" and L&N RR is also stenciled on the Adlake Kero™ glass globe. This lantern has a push-bow style unlock to open the lid cap. Once the lid is locked the globe is very secure. I should mention, keeping in mind that the lantern is made by Armspear, the globe although an original, is not the original globe for this lantern. A former owner paired the lantern and globe. Collectors who would prefer a different color globe, I have a original blue stenciled L&N globe. The blue globe does have some wear towards the top brim and a small chip. When inserted in the lantern cage, this is not noticeable, (see pics below). The blue globe color is rare and if chosen over the clear globe, I would need to charge an extra $40.00

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Monon Oil Lantern Monon Oil Lantern

Monon Switch Stand Oil Lantern

Lantern: 22     New Listing     Price: $395.00

Like new! For sale is a fully restored Monon, aka (Chicago-Indianapolis & Louisville R.R.) switch stand oil lantern. The lantern is in excellent condition. The yellow and green lens are the original lens. The lantern has been freshly painted with a two coats of high gloss black Rustoleum™ paint. The oil font can and burner are in great shape. It requires a rope style wick, which I have installed. The external wick adjustor (see pic 7 below) is still active. Some, if not most collectors, will usually remove this adjustor and plug the hole. Lantern is ready for immediate use - just add oil!

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Nickel Plate Road Oil Lantern Nickel Plate Road Oil Lantern

Nickel Plate Road

Lantern: 23     Price: $100.00

This NKP lantern had a prior aluminum paint job. Deciding to paint it black, I have applied a primer undercoat of black high heat resistant paint and finished it off with a coat of gloss black Rustoleum™. N.K.P is embossed in raised letters on the cap of the chimney. The red globe complement's the overall appearance of the lantern. Lantern has been de-rusted and cleaned, including the chimney heat deflectors. It has been oiled where needed. The steel burner has been cleaned and a new 5/8" wick installed. The wick adjuster works great. This lantern has a push-bow style unlock to open the lid cap. Once the lid is locked the globe is very secure. A handy lantern to have when the lights go out. No batteries needed! Lantern is ready for immediate use - just add oil!

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New York Central Systems Oil Lantern New York Central Systems Oil Lantern

New York Central Systems

SOLD     Price: $159.00

Manufactured by Dietz, this Vesta™ lantern's frame was painted black and in sad condition. I gave myself two choices. 1. I could try and strip away the paint or, 2. paint over. Not sure if stripping the lantern would produce the desired results, I decided to paint over. The lantern has been de-rusted and oiled where needed. I have applied two primer undercoats of hunter green high heat resistant paint and sealed it with a coat of Rustoleum™ gloss hunter green. The lantern's brass burner has been cleaned and a new 1/2" wick installed. The wick adjuster works great. Burner is missing a ornamental cone that covers the wick. This in no way effects the lantern when lit. NYCS is embossed in raised letters on the cap. The red globe has the original Corning™ emblem. This is the original glass globe for this type of lantern. The globe has the name Vesta ™ embossed in raised letters. Dietz is known for their bottom cap oil can, a quarter turn counterclockwise of the cap and it releases from the lantern to be re-filled. This lantern has a push-bow style unlock to open the lid cap. Once the lid is locked the globe is very secure. Would make a nice holiday light. Lantern is ready for immediate use - just add oil!

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New York Central Systems Oil Lantern New York Central Systems Oil Lantern

New York Central Systems

Lantern: 25     Price: $129.00

The most abundant lantern Adlake manufactured, the Kero™, was produced to take the rough and tumble of railroading. This Kero™ lantern has NYCS embossed in raised letters on the hood. NYCLINES is embossed on the glass globe along with Adlake Kero™. Lantern has been de-rusted and cleaned, including the chimney heat deflectors. It has been oiled where needed and polished. The lantern has a seldom used brass burner and new 5/8" wick installed. The wick adjuster works great. This lantern has a pull tab style unlock to open the lid cap. Once the lid is locked the globe is very secure. This a great looking lantern that has many years of use left. Lantern is ready for immediate use - just add oil!

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New York Central Systems Oil Lantern New York Central Systems Oil Lantern

New York Central Systems

Lantern: 26     Price: $99.00

In new condition, this NYCS Adlake Kero™ looks like it was never fired up. The initials NYCS are embossed in raised letters on the cap. Lantern has been de-rusted and cleaned, including the chimney heat deflectors. It has been oiled where needed and polished. The lantern's steel burner has been cleaned and new 5/8" wick installed. The wick adjuster works great. The beveled red globe complement's the overall appearance of the lantern. This lantern has a pull tab style unlock to open the lid cap. Once the lid is locked the globe is very secure. This a great looking lantern that has many years of use left. Lantern is ready for immediate use - just add oil!

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Pennsylvania Oil Lantern Pennsylvania Oil Lantern

Pennsylvania

Lantern: 27     Price: $129.00

Like new! Another attractive looking lantern is this Pennsy A&W Kero™. The PRR flag is stamped on the cap of the chimney and stenciled in white on the globe. The lantern has been de-rusted and cleaned, including the chimney heat deflectors. It has been oiled where needed and polished. The lantern has a seldom used brass burner and new 5/8" wick installed. The wick adjuster works great. This lantern has a pull tab style unlock to open the lid cap. Once the lid is locked the globe is very secure. This a great looking lantern that has many years of use left. Lantern is ready for immediate use - just add oil!

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Pennsylvania Oil Lantern Pennsylvania Oil Lantern

Pennsylvania

Lantern: 28     Price: $110.00

A nice lantern with a nice color scheme is this Pennsy lantern. The lantern has its original red globe. The PRR emblem is stamped on the cap of the chimney and stenciled in white on the globe. Lantern has been de-rusted and cleaned, including the chimney heat deflectors. It has been oiled where needed. I have applied a primer undercoat of black high heat resistant paint (see pics) and finished it off with a coat of gloss black Rustoleum™. The lantern's steel burner has been cleaned and a new 7/8" wick installed. The wick adjuster works great. This lantern has a pull tab style unlock to open the lid cap. Once the lid is locked the globe is very secure. Lantern is ready for immediate use - just add oil!

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Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Oil Lantern Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Oil Lantern

Pittsburgh & Lake Erie

Lantern: 29     Price: $149.00

Just add oil and fire it up! Offering for sale is this restored Dietz Vesta™ red globe oil lantern. Lantern has been de-rusted and cleaned, including the chimney heat deflectors. It has been oiled where needed and polished. The burner has been cleaned and a new 1/2" wick installed. Maker Dietz is known for their bottom cap oil can. A quarter turn of the cap and it releases from the lantern to be re-filled. The wick adjuster wheel is in great shape. P&LE R.R. is embossed in raised letters on the top of the cap. This lantern has a push-bow style unlock to open the chimney cap. Once the lid is locked the globe is very secure. With the proper care this lantern will last another 50 years!

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Philadelphia & Reading Oil Lantern Philadelphia & Reading Oil Lantern

Philadelphia & Reading - Locomotive Dept.

Lantern: 30     Price: $325.00

A rare lantern for sale is this Philadelphia & Reading - Locomotive Department oil lantern. Manufactured by Armspear™ the lantern is in excellent condition. Most likely used by a roundhouse hostler, the chimney cap is stamped P&R RR - Loco Dept. The glass globe has the usual small burn pit marks but nothing exceptional. P&R Ry is embossed on the globe. The lantern remained neglected for many years and because of this idleness, the 1 inch wick (which was too wide for the burner) dryed up to the point you could not raise or lower it. Working carefully for over an hour, I was able to remove all of the old wick. The lantern has been de-rusted and cleaned, including the chimney heat deflectors. It has been oiled where needed and polished. The steel burner has been cleaned and a new 3/4" wick installed. The wick adjuster now works great. This lantern has a push-tab style unlock to open the chimney cap. Once the lid is locked the globe is very secure. To refill, the lantern has a release tab and the oil font can drops out easily. A rare and unique lantern it is ready for immediate use - just add oil!

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Rutland Rutland

Rutland

SOLD     Price: $295.00

Pictured, is a hand oil lantern, that was once utilized on the Rutland Railroad, which operated in the state of Vermont. The Rutland, fondly remembered by those who recall, is remembered for it's "milk trains" and other dairy products that the lined hauled. The frame is in excellent condition. To refill the oil, one side has vertical sliding door for easy removal of the oil font. "Rut RR" is clearly stamped on the bottom of the lantern. The lens is a lunar (white) color. Considering the lanterns age, the portable lantern was most likely used by a switch tender. All lunar signals I encountered, which were many in my working years, were treated as a "restricted signal". Also, the Rutland being a eastern road, could have utilized this lantern on their railroad, the lunar light having a completely different purpose from what I stated. The lantern is not a heavy type, it stands about a foot or more and 8-10 inches round. A very rare lantern and attractive relic! Lantern is ready for immediate use - just add oil!

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Southern Pacific Oil Lantern Southern Pacific Oil Lantern

Southern Pacific

Lantern: 31     Price: $119.00

A well made lantern for sale is this Handlan™ Southern Pacific. What I really like about this lantern are the two release clips to lower the handle. When locked, the clips hold the handle in a upright position. SP CO. is embossed in raised letters on the cap of the chimney. The lantern has been de-rusted and oiled where needed. When I purchased the lantern, the cage had been painted a battleship grey, one of SP's two flagship colors. I decided to expand on this paint scheme, the lantern's cage has been painted with two coats of Rustoleum™ enamel grey, the chimney cap has painted with two coats of Rustoleum™ dark red enamel. The red globe complement's the overall appearance of the lantern. The lantern's steel burner has been cleaned and a new 5/8" wick installed. The wick adjuster works great. This lantern has a push-bow style unlock to open the lid cap. Once the lid is locked the globe is very secure. Lantern is ready for immediate use - just add oil!

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Texas & New Orleans Oil Lantern Texas & New Orleans Oil Lantern

Texas & New Orleans Railroad

SOLD     Price: $245.00

A very attractive lantern for sale is this short globe Texas & New Orleans Railroad lantern. The lantern has been de-rusted and cleaned, including the chimney heat deflectors. It has been oiled where needed. The brass burner has been cleaned and a wick installed. The wick adjuster works great. The stamped initials "T&N.O.R.R" are embossed in raised letters on the lid of the chimney and also, stenciled on the glass globe. Manufactured by Adlake, the make is a Kero™ 250. The short amber globe complement's the overall appearance of the lantern. This lantern has a push-bow style unlock to open the lid cap. Once the lid is locked the globe is very secure. Lantern is ready for immediate use - just add oil!

The Texas & New Orleans Railroad Company was one of the antebellum railroads of Texas. It was chartered on September 1, 1856, as the Sabine & Galveston Bay Railroad & Lumber Company. The railroad was used extensively as a Confederate supply line. There were 1,000 soldiers assigned to protect it and to keep it operating during the war. The T&NO railroad was merged into the Southern Pacific in 1961. A very early chartered railroad and a whole lot of interesting history.

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Washington Terminal Oil Lantern Washington Terminal Oil Lantern

Washington Terminal

Lantern: 32     Price: $119.00

Manufactured by Dressel, this Washington Terminal lantern is not only attractive it is also, well built. A lttle heavier then the Adlake Kero™ the lantern feels like it was made just for your hand. The initials W.T. Co are embossed in raised letters on the lid of the chimney. Lantern has been de-rusted and cleaned, including the chimney heat deflectors. It has been oiled where needed and polished. The lantern's steel burner has been cleaned and a new 5/8" wick installed. The wick adjuster works great. The beveled red globe complement's the overall appearance of the lantern. This lantern has a push-bow style unlock to open the lid cap. Once the lid is locked the globe is very secure. This a great looking lantern that has many years of service left. Lantern is ready for immediate use - just add oil!

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Union Pacific Oil Lantern Union Pacific Oil Lantern

Union Pacific

Lantern: 33     Price: $119.00

Manufactured by Adlake, and revered by collectors, for sale is a Union Pacific Kero™ lantern. The initials UP are embossed in raised letters on the lid of the chimney. Lantern has been de-rusted and cleaned, including the chimney heat deflectors. It has been oiled where needed and polished. The lantern's steel burner has been cleaned and a 5/8" wick installed. The wick adjuster works great. This lantern has a pull tab style unlock to open the lid cap. Once the lid is locked the globe is very secure. This a great looking lantern that has many years of service left. Lantern is ready for immediate use - just add oil!

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Harry J. Pratt Oil Lantern Harry J. Pratt Oil Lantern

Harry J. Pratt - signal lantern

SOLD     Price: $175.00

Offering for sale is a steel "Harry J. Pratt", British made signal lantern. Once I started to renovate this lantern, I learned to appreciate it's style and simplicity. Guided by a steel set pin, applying pressure on the pin releases its chimney top to rotate to display either green or red.

Although I try adhere to listing just railroad memorabilia, included in a large collection purchase was a 1945 lantern manufactured by "Harry J Pratt and Co." of Birmingham, England. The lantern has all original internal parts. The latched round clear frontal glass compartment opens easily to light the wick. The attractive porcelain burner is like new. This lantern has three color of lens; clear, green and red, which are glass not plastic. To have the lantern display a clear light, you rotate the chimney cap, the green and red glass would not be noticable on both sides. The lanterns oil font and burner are easy to access. Once you press the release button and pull the glass compartment out, this reveals the burner and oil font can. Freshly cleaned and oiled, the font can and burner are removed by an attached pull ring. I do not believe you will find another Pratt lantern in such excellent condition. To present to interested buyers what the lantern looks like when lighted (see links below). I have substituted a lighted candle in place of the actual burner. A nice addition for your collection and a great conversation piece!

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Adams & Westlake lantern advertisements from 1897 catalog

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