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Lot 0207 Details

A Concord Railroad bell bottom lantern made using the Thompson patent of 1969. This frame uses an odd double bail with a retaining screw that locks onto the lid. The lid has CONCORD RR spelled out in large ornate lettering. It's a great example. The frame has the larger 6 1/4" diameter Thompson bell. The Thompson marking is not on the bail ear or under the base. It's pretty obvious what it is. The metal on the lid has great tin. The rest of the frame has a typical metal finish. The frame is straight and square and could use a real cleaning. It comes with a pinch pot and glass fount and burner. The clips on the fount have been re-soldered at some point.

The globe is a 6" barrel with large flanges on the top and bottom. It has "Thompson" style lettering with CRR cast across the belly. Note that the Thompson style lettering is flat and spread out. Check your Fitchburg Thompson's and you'll see that the flat spread-out lettering comes with the original globes that came with this style of frame. The globe has 2 awful cracks on the top in the back. You could replace it but I would keep it for historical reasons.

This lantern sold as part of the John Knowles estate about 10 years ago. It is now offered as part of the Ron Santurjian Estate.
Excellent frame - cracked globe
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Concord Railroad Thompson Bellbottom Lantern

Estimate $700 - $1,000Oct 01, 2016
Starting Price $25
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