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A fine example of a Kelly type fixed globe lantern. I think this is a western New York or Canadian maker. It's not a Kelly, note the similar but different intake and vent holes. It sure has a Kelly bell spring latch! It has 6 vertical wires that have wire wraps and not joints clips. The verticals do not go through the top or base assemblies. This is weak construction so this model should be rare. A couple loose joints in active service and the lantern will come apart. The frame has old black paint. The metal looks good. The bell is frozen and needs wd40 or some other product to loosen it up. You can see that there is a pot and burner through the glass. The bottom of the bell shows typical rust but no rot. One vertical wire is loose on the bottom.

The globe is an outstanding red cast bulbous style with 2 vertical seams. It's got a fine GTR casting. I strongly suggest that the next owner not force the bell off. Remember that it has weak vertical wire design and you might snap the cage off. Spray it and spray it again and again.



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Grand Trunk Railway Red Cast Fixed Globe Lantern

Estimate $500 - $1,000Jan 14, 2017
32 Proctor Hill Rd
Brookline, NH 03033
United States
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