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    Posted 9 years ago

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    This is as close to mint as it gets. Found in an defunct hardware store. Still has the inspection sticker. About 4 3/8" tall. I traded for six odd colored globes. This is my fav!

    A blue signal, displayed at one or both ends of an engine, car, or train, indicates that workmen are under or about it; when thus protected it must not be coupled to or moved. Each class of workmen will display the blue signals and the same workmen alone are authorized to remove them. Other equipment must not be placed on the same track so as to intercept the view of the blue signals, without first notifying the workmen.

    For some reason the comment section won't let me input any replys. Thanks to all that commented. I'm going to quit trying the reply button.

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    1. railnsail, 9 years ago
      Your globe fits a Dietz Vesta lantern. Although the first Vesta models were introduced in 1902, the globes in the earlier version was a #39 RR globe. The globe you have is the familiar Vesta globe that was used in models made by R.E. Dietz from 1907 to 1960. The CNX marking is from the Corning Glass Works. You are correct, the blue or "RIP" (repair track) globe was to prevent movement on the track in which the blue signal was displayed. nice globe

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