Armspear 1925 Lantern, circa. 1925. This artifact is a post World War 1 Armspear Lantern. The 1925 model lantern was Armspear's introduction into the short globe lantern market. This would continue to be the major model in production by Armspear until production was contracted to the Adams and Westlake manufacturing company, who produced an Armspear line very similar to the Adlake "Kero" model of lanterns.

The globe of this lantern seems to be a replacement globe produced for an Adlake Kero lantern, and it is stamped with C&O which most likely signaled the use of the globe and a previous lantern by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad.

Stamped on the brim of this lantern are the initials N&W.RY signaling the use of this lantern by the Norfolk and Western Railway before the globe was replaced.

Date of Entry


Lantern Type

Railroad Lantern

Globe Type

Short Globe

Material Type


Height (Inches)


Height with Handle Extended (inches)

14 3/4




History | United States History



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