D&RGRR - Denver & Rio Grande Railroad Handlan-Buck Lantern w/Clear Cast Melon Globe
Item #: 5141 An all-original Colorado railroad lantern with lots of tin with a beautiful strong cast globe. This D&RG lantern is very straight. It is embossed on the top lid "D&RGRR, The Handlan, Handlan-Buck Mfg. Co., St. Louis" and stands 10" tall without the bail. The clear cast melon-shaped 5 3/8" tall globe is in excellent condition with only one very small 1/8" inside rim flake on the top rim that will not be seen when in the frame. It is cast with "D&RGRR" on one side, and "Safety First" on the other side. The original Handlan fount and burner are in great condition as well, with no pin holes or rust. We have done very little to this lantern since we found it. We just cleaned the frame and globe with a damp cloth. We did clean the fount and globe retainer of oil and dirt, then hand polished those two pieces, but that is it. Whoever used this lantern took very good care of it many years ago. A real nice Colorado Railroadiana lantern that will shine in your collection!