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Railroad Lantern

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | August 1, 2017
Railroad lantern

This metal railroad switch stand lamp with four blue and red glass lenses was manufactured by Dressel in Arlington, New Jersey, circa 1940s.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this lantern in our collections database.