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Railroad lantern
Smithsonian Institution

IN CONTEXT

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

Details
Date Made:
about 1850
Locations:
Massachusetts, New Hampshire

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