Adlake Railroad Lantern

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Adlake Railroad Lantern

Presented is a fine steel Railroad Tail Lamp from Adlake Manufacturing.  Adlake lanterns were made with strength and durability in mind and were larger and heavier than lamps from other manufacturers at the time.  This lamp was probably post-1899 and used in the early part of the century.  This probably burned signal oil.  Our lamp has two blue and two red lenses which do not appear to be interchangeable.

Price:  $325.00             Shipping:  $45.00

Red lens and Blue/Green Lens

Adlake lamps range from rare to very rare according to Anthony Hobson’s “Lanterns that Lit Our World”.  We found a similar example to our lamp and a Bridge Lamp – used for lighting railroad bridges.  It also has a similar look to a semaphore lamp.  The lamp has two cylinders, one on each side which we assumed was for mounting in a permanent location on a railroad car or land.

Top Lantern cover Label “The Non-Sweating Adlake Lamp – Chicago”

Adlake was an offshoot of Adams & Westlake Manufacturing Co. of Chicago, founded around 1874.  From 1899 to the 1930s, Adlake produced a “Non-Sweating Balanced Draft Ventilation” system for most of their lamps. Because of the steel construction of the lamps, corrosion was a major problem.  These lamps were designed with increased airflow inside the lamp to mediate this issue.

View from the bottom

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