Index of Lantern, Globe, and Hardware descriptive abbreviations
Lantern Frame Abbreviations:
“RR Mark”: A Lantern frames’ FACTORY embossed marking.
“Mfg”: Maker of lantern frame (note makers list at right).
“Date”: 2 digit number= last MARKED patent year, OR: 3 digit with a “/” (slash) between 1st & second = bottom marked quarter & year for ADLAKE KERO frames, OR any date (year) in “(parentheses)” is UNMARKED estimated frame era.
“Fr.Dsc”: Description of lantern frame construction.
***abbreviation key for this section:
“(in quotes)” = model name, if marked on frame.
'1-PC' = The number of pieces that comprise the brim,
chimney, and dometop of a lantern lid.
‘SG’ = single horizontal globe guard.
‘DG’ = double horizontal globe guards.
‘RV’ = round vertical globe guards.
‘FV’ = flat vertical globe guards.
‘TO’ = twist off style fount / bell removal.
‘INS’ (or) ‘Lg.INS’ = insert type fount (or ‘large’ for A&W frames).
‘CO’ = clip out (“Sangster”) style of fount.
‘LF’ = early type ‘LEAF’ style (soldered on button) lid latch.
Frame Manufacturer abbreviations:
= ADAMS & WESTLAKE
= M.M. BUCK
= GEORGE CLARK
= CRERAR & ADAMS
= R.E. DIETZ
= HOWARD & MORSE
= JESSUP KENNEDY
= J.H. KELLY
= RAILROAD SIGNAL
= STEAM GUAGE
= STAR HEADLIGHT
= Wm. WESTLAKE
“RR Mark”: A Lantern globes’ railroad marking.
“Type”: CAST; ETCH; or CUT type of lettering. (‘n/a’ = none)
“Color”: C = Clear; R = Red; G = Green (ranging from dark
'forest' green, very bluish aqua, or teal); A = amber (ranging
from root beer brown to vivid yellow); B = blue (this is almost
without exception COBALT blue!).
“Style”: “(in quotes)” = maker/model name, if marked on glass.
'EB' = Extended base.
‘CNX’ = ‘Corning’ glass (typically the cast ‘Horseshoe’ logo).
(CNX) = Corning style, but none, or different maker.
** Any odd features for a globe or frame not in the key will be mentioned in the “Notes” section of a given lantern listing.
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Other R.R. and Express Items:
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