Dietz Steel Clad Lantern, circa. 1887-1940.The Dietz Steel Clad was modeled in similar fashion to the Dietz #39 Standard. Like the Standard the Steel Clad came in many of its own variations. This artifact appears to be one of the earlier versions of the model as in its later versions a flat top was introduced.
The red lantern which would have been used to signal stop or danger is stamped with C8O RY which points to the use of this lantern by the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad.
Information provided is altered from W.T. Kirkman Lanterns. https://lanternnet.com/
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History | United States History
R. E. Dietz Manufacturing Company, "Dietz Steel Clad (C&O RY)" (2021). Morehead History & Railroad Museum Lantern Collection. 39.
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