Wonderful Antique Handlan 4 Way Switching Lantern. This one is stamped with the NYCS and has two blue and two amber lenses. This does not have a mounting bracket that would have been mounted on the caboose but does appear to be complete otherwise. It still has quite a bit of the black patina on the metal base in addition to some of the worn/rust spots. The lens apear to be original and are not cracked.
One of the blue lenses has a small scuff mark on it (last photo) and is stlightly rotated within its cover but should be fixable if desire. The lens clamps are still on with their nuts and complete.
The lid opens fine on its hinge; albeit it might need some cleaning and slight adjusting to fit onto the base abit better, which is a minor issue. The door with the amber lamp lifts fine to expose the internal kerosene lamp.The burner and lamp are in tact including the small metal chimney glass. The only thing I note is that the kerosene tank threaded plug is missing. On the door is stamped with the NYCS letters. Overall this a very cool piece of railroad memorabilia and would make a nice addition to anyones collection.
Could just use a bit more cleaning to get it to display even better. The lantern stands approximatley 16 inches tall to cap (not including handle) and is approximately 9 inches from lens to lens. Please check out the photos and feel free to ask for more photos or information. The item "Antique Handlan Railroad Lantern New York Central System Blue & Amber 4 Way" is in sale since Wednesday, October 14, 2020.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Transportation\Railroadiana & Trains\Hardware\Lanterns & Lamps". The seller is "kirbster1" and is located in Phoenix, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States.