D&RGW RR Handlan Flat Top Lantern with 5 3/8" Tall Clear Etched D&RGW MEG Co. Globe
Item #: 5057-4623 Here is another original Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad tall globe lantern to add to your collection. This beautiful Handlan flat top frame is all original. We only removed the oil & dirt. Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad tall globe lanterns are getting harder to find these days. Tall globe lanterns were replaced with short globe lanterns around the early 1920's. The transition year for the name change of D&RG to D&RGW was 1921. So most of the D&RGW lanterns you will find will be short globe A&W Adlake No. 200 or 250, or Handlan frames. Embossed on the top lid is "D&RGW, Handlan, St. Louis" On the bottom of the frame it is marked "Handlan, St. Louis", with patent dates. The frame stand 9 1/4" tall without the bail. The lantern comes with the correct Handlan fount and burner, and will hold oil with no pin holes. The 5 3/8" tall Macbeth-Evans Co. clear etched "D&RGW" globe is in excellent condition with only one very tiny rim flea bite on the top rim. The globe is embossed at the top "M.E.G. Co. 21", above the etched "Safety First". So don't let this Colorado beauty slip by you, it will not last long.