Brookfield Museum and Historical Society
   An Extended Learning and Research Center
165 Whisconier Rd, PO Box 5231, Brookfield, CT 06804
Tel (203) 740-8140

A “high Tech” kerosene fired Rail Road Signal Lamp.  Note the slight notch in the handle.  This was practical and essential as it served as a “thumb catch” to assist in swinging the lantern.   Lanterns with the name of a rail road on them are more valuable.  This is a New York Central Rail Road lantern.

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