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Circa 1850 - 1860s 
Made by D. D. MILLER, 190 Water street, Wholesale Manufacturer of Railroad Ship, Signal and other Lanterns; Copiier. Brass and Tin Binacle Lamps and Lanterns ; Firemen's Trumpets ; Oil Cans ; Piain and Japanned Tin Ware.

Globe wheel cut B&M R.R. in large block lettering, for BOSTON & MAINE RAILROAD 

The Boston and Maine Railroad was chartered in New Hampshire on June 27, 1835, and the Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts Railroad was incorporated March 12, 1839, in Maine, both companies continuing the proposed line to South Berwick, Maine. The railroad opened in 1840 to Exeter, New Hampshire, and on January 1, 1842, the two companies merged with the Boston and Portland to form a new Boston and Maine Railroad.
On February 23, 1843, the B&M opened to Agamenticus, on the line of the Portland, Saco and Portsmouth Railroad in South Berwick. On January 28 of that year, the B&M and Eastern Railroad came to an agreement to both lease the PS&P as a joint line to Portland.
The Boston and Maine Railroad Extension was incorporated March 16, 1844, due to a dispute with the Boston and Lowell Railroad over trackage rights rates between Wilmington and Boston. That company was merged into the main B&M on March 19, 1845, and opened July 1, leading to the abandonment of the old connection to the B&L (later reused by the B&L for their Wildcat Branch). In 1848 another original section was abandoned, as a new alignment was built from Wilmington north to North Andover, Massachusetts, in order to better serve Lawrence, Massachusetts.
A new alignment to Portland opened in 1873, splitting from the old route at South Berwick, Maine. The old route was later abandoned. This completed the B&M "main line" which would become known as the Western Route to distinguish it from the Eastern Route (described below) which also connected Boston and Portland.

Sangster fount with a No.1 whale oil burner.

Condition - very good, clean bright tin with traces of brown jappanning.
Jappanning is mostly intact under skirt and fount .
Globe is crack free , does show some signs of cloudiness on the backside.
Fount has one tiny edge split. ( as pictured )

No rust or pitting , excellent condition for its age.
Shelf display ready.

** has  not been  oil  tested **

( Boston & Maine ) D.D. Miller Mfg. fixed globe

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