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Railroad lantern
Smithsonian Institution


This object appears in the following sections:

Transportation in America before 1876:
Transportation in America before 1876 — Connecting the Growing Nation

Railroad lantern
Catalog #: 322,917, Accession #: 249,870
Currently on display
Not a part of the official Smithsonian Collection
The engraving "C. M. & L." on the globe possibly referred to the Concord Manchester & Lawrence R.R., but there was no road by this name. The Manchester and Lawrence RR opened in 1849 and was operated jointly with Concord RR, later Boston and Maine.
Physical Description

Dimensions: 16 3/4 inches H, 5 3/4 inches diameter base

Inscriptions: C. M. & L.

Materials: tin

Date Made:
about 1850
Massachusetts, New Hampshire

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