SHORT LINE RAILROAD
in large letters on the lid of this model 1897 Adams
& Westlake ADAMS frame. Any pre-1900 OSL lantern
is difficult to find these days and this frame is
hard to beat. Some very minor pitting in some isolated
spots but overall this frame shows smooth metal and
tinning over virtually the entire surface. The twist
off font looks to be from an early R.E. Dietz frame
but fits and fills the spot until the appropriate
A&W model can be obtained. A gorgeous uncompromised
frame in excellent condition.
globe in this lantern is a clear cast extended base
style marked OSL in big fat letters. Very few of these
globes exist in any condition. The only thing keeping
this globe from being unbelievable is the impact cracks
emanating from the top rim on opposite the lettering.
The globe displays very nicely and again, fills the
spot until an upgrade can be obtained.
OSL extended base frame or globe is hard to come by
and this set certainly has the potential to be a top