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The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (reporting marks B&O, BO) was the first common carrier railroad and the oldest railroad in the United States, with its first section opening in 1830. Merchants from the city of Baltimore, which had benefitted to some extent from the construction of the National Road early in the century, wanted to continue to compete for trade with trans-Appalachian settlers with the newly constructed Erie Canal (which served New York City), another canal being proposed by Pennsylvania (which would have connected Philadelphia and Pittsburgh), the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (which connected to the nation's capital, Washington, D.C., although it never reached Ohio), and the James River Canal, which directed traffic toward Richmond and Norfolk, Virginia. At first the B&O was located entirely in the state of Maryland, its original line extending from the port of Baltimore west to Sandy Hook (opened in 1834). There it connected with Harper's Ferry (the boat) across the Potomac into Virginia, and also with the navegable Shenandoah River.

Armspear 1925 short globe model 
Cast Corning kero globe marked B&O R.R. in a rounded panel 
Correct 1925 brass  marked burner .

Condition - excellent,  unfired new old stock.
No visible condition issues present 
Bright clean tin , no rust.

** has not been oil tested **

ARMSPEAR 1925 model B&O Baltimore and Ohio (UNFIRED)

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