Top Band

Iron Railroad Signal Lantern

#805230
$79.95

This iron Railroad Lantern features a kerosene burner on the inside, as well as a rotating case that permits you to cast red, green or plain light through a glass lens (included).

In stock

OVERVIEW

In the fledgling days of locomotives, before electricity, railway workers needed a method of communication that could be understood above the cacophony of trains. An integral part of that was the ability to be seen and signal from the tracks themselves via lantern. Typically, these lanterns consisted of a black metal housing, with an interior flame that was set behind clear and colored glass insets.

Between the light shining from the lantern and specific methods of waving said lantern, rail workers were able to communicate clearly, over a long distance and even at night. This method is so effective, that some countries still rely on it today.

Now you too can take a piece of this history home by purchasing the Railroad Lantern from Atlanta Cutlery. Our iron model features a kerosene burner on the inside, as well as a rotating case that permits you to cast red, green or plain light through a glass lens (included).

  • Overall: 14" tall, 9" deep
  • Wt: Almost 4 lbs

REVIEWS

Write a Review
Write a Review
Excellent price, AWESOME lantern!
Very NICE, brand-new railroad signal!  All glass (fixed clear, rotatable colored lenses) is clean, clear and undamaged. Metal lantern body is clean and undamaged, the painted finish unblemished.  Definitely a bargain for less than $80!
- George, March 04, 2020 | Verified Purchase
Was this review helpful? Yes No (0/0)

Share your thoughts with other customers