Signal lantern???

jftully
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jftully
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August 1st, 2018, 12:48 am #1

Was over helping a friend on his model railroad the other night, and his dad (knowing I'm a NH fan) brought a signal lantern with the NYNH&HRR stamped on top.

First what is the official title of this lantern, I would to like to find out as much info as I can on it. 
Where areas would have been used, how old it is, what years it was probably used through?
He said he took it to a monthly railroad discussion, the topic was the New Haven, and got a lot of interest.
One person said it was a little rare, because most of the lanterns they used were round, rather than square?

Any additional info on this I would to share with him?

John T

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dpeters04
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Joined: November 18th, 2003, 12:21 am

August 1st, 2018, 10:53 am #2

The lamp is a switch stand lantern Dressel with a Cooke cutter top vent 1890-1925 vintage . We have a twin hear at the Peters Railroad Museum   
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August 1st, 2018, 2:44 pm #3

This is not a Dressel switch lamp.  It was actually made by Peter Gray and Sons of Boston.  This type of switch lamp was used on the New Haven between the late 1800s and the late 1920s.

Marc
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