Lot #097A - Brady Patent Brasstop Bellbottom cast iron base Lantern

 
 

 

 

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Railroad Brady Patent Brasstop Bellbottom Lantern 
Size 5 1/2" globe
Type cast iron base and top plate
Condition Very Good 

Brasstop Bellbottom "Brady" patent Railroad lantern. This is an earlier Brady patent with the cast iron base. There are at least 5 different Brady style frame designs. Neither the frame or globe are marked for a specific railroad. This lantern has smaller intake holes in the bell. The top assembly and access to the globe is via two thumb springs on the upper portion of the base. This mechanism is stiff. Access to the fount is via two lower thumb springs and they have been restored without protruding buttons. The fount was electrified and it could be restored. The brass top is exceptionally clean. It has old black paint that is not hiding any damage. The globe is intact and these globes are very hard to find. Good basic condition.

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