Railroad Lantern Adlake Reliable CTH&SE Ry RR A&W

This tall railroad lantern is made by Adlake (Adams & Westlake) and is their "Reliable" model with the last patent date being April 11, 1913. It is marked on the brim CTH&SE Ry for the Chicago, Terra Haute, and Southeastern railway. This road eventually became a part of the Chicago, Milwaukee, and Saint Paul Railroad otherwise known as the Milwaukee Road. The railroad markings are deeply struck in the metal, resulting in a few areas of "show-through" w the stamping was done. This is commonly found on some lanterns and is not caused by any rusting of the metal. This lantern is in very good condition. It has some minor dome top pitting and some mild pitting in a few areas on the rest of the top. T is no rust-out or holes. The pot and brass burner are original. T is a small piece of the wick still in the burner. T are no holes in the pot. Some of the vent holes in the bottom have been enlarged slightly, and some extra no-show holes have been added on the bottom edge of the pot holder. These can only be seen if you display the lantern upside down. This lantern comes with its original clear Corning globe and is etched CTH&SE Ry. Unfortunately, the globe is cracked in two places; one area has been glued back in. T is also some deterioration of the glass in the area w the letters are. Due to the globe being damaged, I am including ... read more