Lantern is in great condition considering its age and what it was used for. The only real damage is it looks as if its been nailed to a post or something.
Theres little holes in the base (pictured), that look like nail holes. Other than that, no real rust issues to mention, and the bell shaped cage is all straight with no bends or breaks. And its not even dirty. Just normal soot in the chimney, but the rest is crud free. The lantern top reads NO.
6 NEW YORK RAILROAD, but the glass reads DIETS RR NO. 6 , and B&A RR on it. A beautiful addition to any collection. And this one is usable.The item "Antique New York Central Dietz No-6 Bell Bottom Railroad Lantern with B&A RR Globe" is in sale since Sunday, September 12, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Transportation\Railroadiana & Trains\Hardware\Lanterns & Lamps". The seller is "stuff2youdeane" and is located in Wallkill, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.