Rare marked "LVRR" Torch = Lehigh Valley Railroad or Lebanon Valley Railroad Torch.
Attributed to the Rare short lived "Lebanon Valley Railroad" Torch ! First Incorporated in 1836 but took until 1857 for the First Run from Reading,Pa. to Lebanon,Pa. (Circa June30,1857 to March 1858)
Found in Lebanon County. The Lebanon Valley Railroad was the line between Harrisburg & Reading, Pennsylvania, USA. The line opened in 1857. The road was acquired by the "Philadelphia and Reading Railroad" on 20 March 1858 thus became the Lebanon Valley Branch of the "P. & R. RR."
Technical Note : This torch also has the identical initials of the Lehigh Valley Railroad "LVRR". However, I have seen that Lehigh Valley used a different style of torch also marked "LVRR * GEM MFG CO. * Pittsburgh, PA."
This Tinsmith produced torch is in Very Fine overall condition, with a small dent in the top screw cap, and a professionally repaired bottom. The early Torch Wick Tube is 7/8 of an inch in diameter.
Measurements : torch stands five and three-quarter inches high 9 inches from torch spout to tip of handle. Base is 3 7/8 inches in diameter.
Weight : 8.5 ounces.
Book Ref. "Railroads of Lebanon County
By : Donald Rhoads & Robert Heilman
Pages : 114 & 115
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