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Offline Brinybay

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Bell System red lantern glass.
« on: June 06, 2011, 04:20:55 AM »
As I was talking to the proprietor of the antique store where I got the subset, I mentioned I may also be interested in Bell System paraphernalia.  Not sure why I said that, I'm not usually interested in phone paraphernalia.  So happened he had this red glass piece from a Bell System kerosene lamp.  All I need now is the lamp.  The "Bell System" lettering is apparently reflective as you can see in the difference in the flash and no-flash pics.  On the back side it says "No. 10" and an "E" with three elongated teardrops on each side below it.
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Re: Bell System red lantern glass.
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2011, 04:31:03 AM »
Congratulations! Now, you only need the lamp. I'm quite sure you may find a helpful hand at:
http://tinyurl.com/5vklw7q or http://tinyurl.com/6z28cr5

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Re: Bell System red lantern glass.
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2011, 05:04:37 AM »
Here's a different version of the red globe piece.  Mine was only $14.

http://www.josephmarc.com/page-95776.html
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Re: Bell System red lantern glass.
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2011, 01:27:30 PM »
I may be weong but I think the Bell System lamps were stamped in the metal parts somewhere as well as on the globe.
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Re: Bell System red lantern glass.
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2011, 01:37:57 PM »
That's right.  We have two of those lanterns, only one has a globe.  It's a red globe that's etched BELL SYSTEM instead of embossed.  Both of the lanterns have BELL SYSTEM embossed around the base in rather large letters.

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Re: Bell System red lantern glass.
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2019, 09:08:53 PM »
2 examples.

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Re: Bell System red lantern glass.
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2019, 12:02:00 PM »
I have the exact same pair of lanterns, with the exception the upper lantern, mine is Blue.

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