Lot #100 - B&M 6" Star Headlight Steel To Bellbottom Lantern

 
   

  

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Railroad Boston & Maine  
Size 6" tall Barrel Globe
Type Steel Top Bell Bottom
Condition Excellent

Boston & Maine Railroad - 6" Tin Top Bellbottom lantern with a clear cast barrel globe. Made by Start Headlight Company in New York.

This is the lantern on page 198 of Richard Barrett's comprehensive Lantern Encyclopedia. 

The B&MRR marking on the lid is very nice and it's the standard style of Start Headlight. The bell has a standard glass fount and brass burner. The Globe is an exceptionally clean 6" barrel shape with a nice B&MRR casting. Excellent condition and an opportunity to have an example "from the book".

 

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