Lantern

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Lantern
Steel, glass, and wood
1923
Donated by Howard Bliss, 1996

In the early 1900’s when railway was the fasting growing form of transportation, the lantern industry boomed.  John McGregor Adams, a successful salesman and William Westlake, the inventor of the removable globe lantern, joined forces to create the Adams and Westlake Company (Adlake). It became the most successful railroad lantern company in the United States and is still in existence today.


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