Easily one of my favourite types of lanterns are street lanterns, I only have one at the moment but I just love these huge lanterns. These came either as pole mounted, or hanging, and were used on streets, railway station platforms, etc. This one is a pole mounted variant, made by C.T. Ham.
The story on this lantern is that it came from the Grand Trunk Railway station in Simcoe, Ontario, however I have not seen a photo to prove that story. This lantern was painted silver when I got it, but underneath that silver was a rather intact original red finish, however I sadly could not save the original finish. The Burner is cracked as well, So I’ll need to find a replacement somewhere.